Wrongful death suit filed vs. Oakland Co. grandmother - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Wrongful death suit filed vs. Oakland Co. grandmother

Posted: Updated:
Sandra Layne, 75 Sandra Layne, 75

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) -- A wrongful death lawsuit seeking at least $1 million has been filed against a 75-year-old Detroit-area woman who was convicted of killing her 17-year-old grandson.

The lawsuit was filed recently in Oakland County Circuit Court against Sandra Layne and her husband by a representative of Joanthan Hoffman's estate.

Attorney Jerome Sabbota, who represented Layne at trial, says he's not surprised by the lawsuit. Sabbota notes that Layne's husband wasn't charged.

Hoffman in 2012 was shot six times, including twice in the back, in West Bloomfield Township. Layne said she shot him out of fear during a physical altercation, but a jury rejected her claim of self-defense and convicted her of second-degree murder.

Layne was sentenced to least 22 years in prison.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Health Works: Caring for adults with autism

    Health Works: Caring for adults with autism

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-08-29 04:29:16 GMT
    Often the focus for children with autism is giving them special therapy and treatment - but that often ends when they become adults. Now, there is a real effort to change that.
    Often the focus for children with autism is giving them special therapy and treatment - but that often ends when they become adults. Now, there is a real effort to change that.
  • Buffet heir foundation buys Rosa Parks archive

    Buffet heir foundation buys Rosa Parks archive

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:53:59 GMT
    Civil rights icon Rosa Park's legacy will live on, thanks to a generous donation from one of the wealthiest families in America.
    Civil rights icon Rosa Park's legacy will live on, thanks to a generous donation from one of the wealthiest families in America.
  • Let It Rip: Gun range age limits; school start times

    Let It Rip: Gun range age limits; school start times

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:07:25 GMT
    Part 1: Gun range age limits - how young is too young? Part 2: School start times - are children waking up too early? Part 3: Charlie Langton asks about school start times on the road.
    Part 1: Gun range age limits - how young is too young? Part 2: School start times - are children waking up too early? Part 3: Charlie Langton asks about school start times on the road.
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices