UPDATE: Grandmother Charged with Murder in Grandson's Shooting
74-year-old Sandra Layne of West Bloomfield 'distraught' after spending the weekend in jail, not talking with investigators.
Update, 1:35 p.m.: Sandra Layne, a 74-year-old grandmother from West Bloomfield, was arraigned Monday afternoon on a charge of open murder in the fatal shooting of her 17-year-old grandson in their home Friday evening.
Layne, who spent the weekend in the West Bloomfield jail, was denied bond by Judge Marc Barron of 48th District Court in Bloomfield Township.
1 p.m.: The 74-year-old woman being held in connection with the shooting death of her grandson Friday evening "is feeing very distraught and disturbed," her laywer, Mitch Ribitwer, told West Bloomfield Patch at 48th District Court in Bloomfield Township. The West Bloomfield grandmother is expected to be charged in the case early this afternoon.
10:15 a.m.: Arraignment is now expected after 1:30 p.m. today.
9:30 a.m. Monday: While classmates and the community come to grips with the Friday shooting death of Jonathan Hoffman, the 17-year-old's grandmother of West Bloomfield could be arraigned in the teen's death as early as this morning, according to West Bloomfield Police.
North Farmington High principal Joseph Greene wrote in an email Sunday night that Hoffman, a former student at the school, would be remembered with a moment of silence Thursday night during a ceremony "at the rock."
"As we process these events, it is my hope that we, as a school community, can decide what positive way we can heal and go forward in the wake of our recent losses and tragedies," Greene wrote.
Social workers and counselors are available to the school's students and staff. Debriefing meetings are also scheduled to occur after school for students and staff on today or Tuesday, Greene said.
Hoffman's 74-year-old grandmother, who police have not identified, has was taken into custody Friday evening at her home in the Maple Place Villas gated community in West Bloomfield. She was first hospitalized, then spent the rest of the weekend in the jail at the West Bloomfield Police Department. She has not talked to investigators, Lt. Tim Diamond said today.
Police have not named the woman pending her arraignment in 48th District Court in Bloomfield Township.