News Alabama Grandmother charged with murder allegedly forcing girl to run for hours carrying firewood

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    An Alabama woman who allegedly forced a girl to run for more than three hours carrying firewood as punishment until she died has been charged with capital murder.

    Authorities say Joyce Garrard made 9-year-old Savannah Hardin to run as punishment for telling a lie about eating candy on the school bus, and Garrard now faces either the death penalty or life without parole should she be convicted, according to an Associated Press report.

    During opening statements in the courtroom, assistant district attorney Marcus Reid promised to reveal neighbors who could testify against Garrard by describing what they saw the day the girl died, while defense attorney Dani Bone tried to suggest that medical evidence indicated the girl did not die of dehydration, but actually appeared overhydrated, adding that the prosecution has "oversold their case."

    Prosecutors allege that neighbors witnessed Garrard acting like a drill instructor to the girl, forcing her to continue running and carry firewood and sticks for two hours. A neighbor said they were both in the yard and Garrard was yelling at Savannah to "keep running."

    The neighbor said he eventually became concerns when the girl was on all fours and vomiting, and Garrard was pouring water onto her. Paramedics were on the scene shortly after, but it was too late to save the girl. Garrard told the medics that Savannah, whose body was cold and soaking wet, had collapsed while in the yard.

    Reid said that Savannah had been banned from eating candy due to her medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but it was the lie that set Garrard off, according to the report. Garrard apparently told the school bus driver, who had told her about the fact that Savannah had eaten candy, that she was going to "run until I tell her to stop," according to surveillance video shown in the court as reported by the AP.
     
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    On the bright side, now mom grandma gets to keep all the candy to herself.
     
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    Sick fucking people! Where are the parents?
     
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    Why didn't these neighbors do/say something? No 9 year old should be subject to that. Record evidence in your phone and call the cops! As the father of an 8 year old girl, this really sickens me.
     
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    How about making that fat bitch run until she drops dead? Shouldn't take too long. :fil:
     
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    during the 911 call she paused to ask for a smoke

    she's really one of the most terrible human beings currently alive
     
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    Deserves death.
     
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    Alabama. It's like Florida; only worse.
     
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    White people and their shenanigans.
     
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    Nah, it's just those pesky rednecks living like it's 1899
     
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    I need to see a pic of this "little" girl. Perhaps she needed a run. Either way, this mongoloid should be put down.
     
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    I find it strange/disturbing that the bus driver "told" on the girl ... for eating candy? Big deal ....
     
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    dawg why do you like to bring these disturbing stories to our attention?
    shitty is the exact same way
     
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    Back then they had 12 children, a few would die on the way, and they just had more. :wtf:
     
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