Taking the witness stand in one's own defense at trial is always a calculated risk, but was one defense attorney Jerome Sabbota said early on would be important to Sandry Layne's self-defense theory. The 75-year-old West Bloomfield woman's tearful appearance on the witness stand for the better parts of two days punctuated a crucial week of testimony in Oakland County Circuit Court last week.
Of Interest: Read all of Ronelle Grier's Trial Talk blogs from the courtroom on Patch.
The trial is scheduled to continue with closing arguments Monday morning.
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Do you think her testimony will convince jurors that she is not guilty of murder?
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