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    Mich. woman, 75, convicted of murdering grandson

    PONTIAC, Mich. — A suburban Detroit grandmother was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder for killing her teenage grandson last spring, as jurors rejected her claim that she shot him six times in self-defense.

    Sandra Layne, 75, cried quietly when she heard the verdict, which was delivered during the first full day of deliberations. Layne was also convicted of using a firearm during a felony, and she probably faces at least 14 years in prison.

    As she was being led out of the courtroom, some family members waved at Layne, but her view of them was blocked by a deputy.


    Outside of court, the teenager’s mother, Jennifer Hoffman, said that her mother is a ‘‘monster’’ who deserves to go to prison.

    Associated Press