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Sandra Layne not likely to testify in her murder trial today

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Sandra Layne arrives in court Tuesday morning. (Credit: Amy Andrews) Sandra Layne arrives in court Tuesday morning. (Credit: Amy Andrews)
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A 75-year-old woman charged in the slaying of her teenage grandson is expected to take the stand in her defense, but it's not likely to happen on Tuesday.

Sandra Layne is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jonathan Hoffman. As of noon, the prosecution was still calling witnesses to the stand making it more likely that they wouldn't rest their case until later this afternoon at the earliest.

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