West Bloomfield Township grandma charged with grandson's death will be held without bond until next pretrial hearing in September

Published On: Jul 12 2012 04:10:33 AM EDT
Updated On: Jul 12 2012 10:25:34 AM EDT
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -

West Bloomfield Township grandmother Sandra Layne was charged Thursday in circuit court for the death of her grandson, Jonathan Hoffman.

Watch: Uncut video of Sandra Layne's arraignment

Hoffman, 17, was killed May 18 at the condo he shared with his maternal grandparents in West Bloomfield Township, northwest of Detroit.  His parents live in Arizona.

Listen: 911 call from West Bloomfield grandson's shooting death

Layne has already been ordered to stand trial for the murder in district court.

In the district court case, a detective has testified that Hoffman called 911 to report that his 74-year-old grandmother had shot him "in the chest and he was going to die."

Complete coverage: West Bloomfield grandmother accused of shooting grandson to death

Three minutes after the initial call, Hoffman told dispatchers he was shot again.

West Bloomfield Township Officer Derrick Kassab testified that Layne surrendered to officers and screamed, "I murdered my grandson."

Kassab said Layne was hysterical and kept asking officers how her grandson was doing.

A medical examiner testified that Hoffman died from five gunshot wounds - three to his chest, one to his arm and one to his stomach.

After hearing from 5 witnesses, looking at more than a dozen crime scene and listening to the 911 call - 48th District Court Judge Kimberly Small bound Layne over to stand trial on open murder and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Layne will stay in jail without bond until her next pretrial hearing, which is set for Sept. 13.

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 Sandra Layne is charged with murder for the death of her grandson, Jonathan Hoffman.

-- Jonathan Hoffman

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