Sandra Layne Murder Trial: Doctor testifies about autopsy reports
The murder trial of a West Bloomfield grandmother continued Monday with the introduction of amended autopsy reports and testimony from the doctor who performed the autopsy.
Sandra Layne, 74, is accused of murdering her 17-year-old grandson Jonathan Hoffman in the home they shared. Officers testified that when they arrived at the scene Layne told them several times “I killed my grandson.”
Layne claims that she was acting in self-defense.
Dr. Ruben Ortiz-Reyes of the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Officer took the stand Monday to discuss the autopsy he performed on Hoffman. He found five gunshot wounds on the teenager’s body and one wound on his back from a bullet graze.
Layne’s husband, Fred Layne, testified last week that Hoffman was a troubled child who did drugs and had many loud arguments with Sandra during which he smashed a $500 computer and once broke two doors.
Dr. Ortiz-Reyes also testified that synthetic marijuana was found in Hoffman’s blood.
Trial resumes Today.
Ryan Kerns, Esq., Wild About Trial
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