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Jury sees gruesome crime photos in Grandmother's murder trial

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(Credit: Amy Andrews) Sandra Layne arrives for court Tuesday morning (Credit: Amy Andrews) Sandra Layne arrives for court Tuesday morning
PONTIAC, Mich. (WJBK) -

The 75-year-old grandmother charged with open murder in the shooting death of her own grandson could take the stand any day in her own defense, but Tuesday belonged to the prosecution.

The jury in the murder trial of Sandra Layne seeing more gory pictures of the bloody crime scene inside her West Bloomfield condo. The prosecution showing trails of spattered blood on the floors, walls and doors.

The pictures show that 17-year-old Jonathan Hoffman was bleeding heavily and likely trying to run away from his shooter.

Tuesday the prosecution walked the jury through the safety on Layne's Glock 17 handgun and demonstrated how to use a reloader assist just like the one Layne is accused of using to reload her weapon.

Sandra Layne appeared frail in court, handcuffed in her yellow jump suit. Occasionally she drank water from a small cup provided from her defense team. She hardly moved when the defense showed pictures of Jonathan's blood covered clothing.

The blood spatter analyst told the jury Jonathan may have been kneeling or crawling during one of the six times he was shot. An expert witness also acknowledging the teen suffered severe lung injuries.

Layne's attorneys took the floor Tuesday afternoon giving her at least one more day to prepare to take the stand where she is expected to tell her side of the story.

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