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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-03-28

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Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica
Cooper said the jury based its ver-
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on emotion. She said the only cause
for Layne's actions seemed to be her
resolve to keep her grandson from
"The case was truly a tragedy all
around," Cooper said. "I can't begin
to fathom what the family is feel-
The Hoffmans were scheduled to
come to Michigan two weeks after
Jonathan's murder to attend his gradu-
ation. His mother planned to rent an
apartment so she could help her son
complete the remainder of his proba-
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the future. He had been accepted to
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computers and a passionate interest in
nutrition, vitamins and dietary supple-
"But for his presence of mind, incred-
ible strength and amazing bravery, this
defendant may have actually gotten
away with murder; Hoffman said.
Layne will be sentenced on April
18 by Oakland County Circuit Court
Judge Denise Langford Morris, who
presided over the trial. Layne was also
convicted of a felony firearms charge,
which carries a mandatory two-year
sentence in addition to the sentence
for the second-degree murder convic-
tion. According to sentencing guide-
lines, Layne could face at least 14 years
in jail, which means she would be
almost 90 years old by the time she is

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March 28 • 2013

Members of Akiva's girls' varsity basketball team in Houston

Shelli Liebman Dorfman
Contributing Writer


group of high school bas-
ketball players discovered
there's way more to their
favorite sport than guarding, dribbling
and shooting the ball.
After competing in Houston last
month, Talya Kresch said, "I had a
great time playing in the games, but,
more importantly, I made amazing
friends. It was an experience of a life-
Kresch, 15, of Oak Park, is a mem-
ber of the Akiva Hebrew Day School
girls' varsity basketball team that
participated in the Feb. 7-10 Robert
M. Beren Academy Invitational
The Southfield school's Lady
Pioneers, coached by Heather Meyers,
joined more than 100 student athletes
from other U.S. day schools for bas-
ketball, bonding and Jewish program-
ming with Beren students.
Along with Kresch, the Akiva team
included co-captains Shira Movsas of
Southfield and Jamie Rashty of West
Bloomfield, both 17; Ilana Sherizen of

Huntington Woods and Alyssa Adler
and Gabriella Katz, both of Southfield,
all 15; and Menucah Bluth and Wendy
Kelman, both 14 and from Southfield.
"In a 'round-robin' style tourna-
ment, the Lady Pi's fought a valiant
effort, but were unable to secure a
playoff position," said Lisa Parshan,
Akiva's Early Childhood Center direc-
tor, who accompanied the team. "The
invitational included home hospitality
for players, coaches and chaperones
as well as full meals throughout the
tournament and Shabbat. The teams
showed excellent sportsmanship
and were both cheered on by others,
and cheered on other teams. A huge
shout-out to Shira Movsas, who won
the obstacle-course skills challenge.
We can't wait until next year:'
Movsas described the trip as "an
amazing experience. I, along with my
team, had a blast and made many new
friends:' she said. "From the welcom-
ing community to the well-planned
Shabbaton, we all enjoyed every
minute. There is nothing like playing
basketball with several other Jewish
schools in the middle of winter — in
70-degree weather:'

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