Friday, January 11, 2013
President Kelly Taylor was sworn in by Judge Kimberly Small Friday morning at Heartland in West Bloomfield.
The Greater West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce kicked off what it hopes will be a year of growth with the swearing-in of a new president and board members at the newly-redesigned Heartland-Diversified Rehabilitation Services Friday morning. Kelly Taylor, the property manager of Orchard Mall, was sworn in by 48th District Court Judge Kimberly Small as President at the ceremony, while WJBK-DT, FOX 2 news personality and West Bloomfield resident Roop Raj offered tips for small business owners to receive publicity from television media outlets. Outgoing President Steven Tapper, who served for one year, spoke in support of the Chamber's mission: "We must stay strong, we must stay focused and we must stay true to the mission of this Chamber," …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Sandra Layne, 74, expected to be arraigned on charge of open murder in shooting death of grandson Jonathan Hoffman, 17, in May.
We communicate heavily with West Bloomfield Patch fans on Facebook and Twitter — we don't want you to be left out, either! Sandra Layne, 74, a former schoolteacher, has arraignment scheduled at Oakland County Circuit Court in front of Judge Denise Langford Morris Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Layne was bound over for trial last week by Judge Kimberly Small on an open charge of murder and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Prosecutors say Jonathan Hoffman, 17, died May 18 as a result of multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body at the hands of Layne, his grandmother, in the West Bloomfield condominium which she owns on Brookview Lane. Layne physically expressed pain last week as the 911 call which Hoffman made as he said he was…
Monday, July 2, 2012
911 call placed by Jonathan Hoffman, 17, in which the West Bloomfield native pleads for his life, is played in open court Monday.
Are you signed up for the Patch daily newsletter? Don't wait, get Patched-in now! BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — Jonathan Hoffman called 911 and pleaded for help after being shot, in a recording played at his grandmother's preliminary examination at 48th District Court Monday. "My grandma shot me," Hoffman said. "I'm going to die. Help me." Prosecutors say Hoffman, 17, died May 18 as a result of multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body at the hands of Sandra Layne, 74, in the West Bloomfield condominium which she owns on Brookview Lane. Layne was bound over for trial to Oakland County Circuit Court by Judge Kimberly Small on an open charge of murder and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. During the six-minute call, Hoffman …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Hearing for 74-old-old Sandra Layne of West Bloomfield charged in grandson's death is postponed. Father says he 'relented,' when Jonathan Hoffman wanted to stay behind after family moved to Arizona.
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — The 74-year-old West Bloomfield grandmother accused of fatally shooting her 17-year-old grandson as he pleaded for his life during a 911 call spoke softly to a judge Thursday morning to authorize a delay for her preliminary exam. Sandra Layne, 74, is scheduled to be back before Judge Kimberly Small at 48th District Court on July 2 after Small authorized a motion from prosecutors to test Layne's competence. Prosecutors say Layne shot grandson Jonathan Hoffman, a senior at Farmington Hills Central alternative high school, multiple times Friday at the condo they shared in Maple Place Villas. Defense attorney Jerome Sabbota denied allegations that Layne had pre-planned Hoffman's death by asking her 84-year-old husband to …
Sandra Layne, who admittedly told police that she killed her grandson, Jonathan Hoffman will be in court Thursday morning.
Sandra Layne, 74, a former schoolteacher, has a preliminary exam scheduled at 48th District Court in front of Judge Kimberly Small Thursday at 8:30 a.m. During her arraignment on open murder and felony firearms charges Monday, Layne bowed her head and sat mute amid testimony from West Bloomfield Police detectives that said she admitted killing her 17-year-old grandson, Jonathan Hoffman, on May 18. Hoffman, a senior at Farmington Central alternative high school, was shot multiple times in the condominium he shared with Layne and her husband in the Maple Place Villas complex, on the 6000 block of Brookview Lane. If bound over by a district court judge, a circuit court judge will determine whether she should face first-or second-degree …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
President Steven Tapper was sworn in by Judge Kimberly Small Wednesday morning at the Jewish Community Center.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce kicked off what it hopes will be a year of growth with the swearing-in of a new president and board members at the Jewish Community Center Wednesday morning. Steven Tapper of Tapper's Diamonds and Fine Jewelry spoke of the benefit to West Bloomfield's small business community after being sworn in by 48th District Court Judge Kimberly Small. The annual meeting has become a tradition of sorts for Small, she joked, as she presided over the swearing-in ceremony for the 15th year. New board members included: Chamber director Jules Haapala said that the day was cause for celebration. "We've got some new ideas, some new inspiration. It meshes along with re-marketing, re-grouping ourselves. We’ve made some …