News Grandma That Tortured Her Granddaughter Dies A Year Into her Prison Sentence

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  1. BethSucks

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    Alabama grandmother convicted in girl's running death dies
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    FILE - In a Tuesday, March 10, 2015 file photo, Joyce Hardin Garrard walks to the Etowah County Judicial Building from the Etowah County Detention Center in Gadsden, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Frank Couch, File)

    An Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in the death of her 9-year-old granddaughter died Friday less than a year into her life-without-parole sentence for the killing.

    Joyce Hardin Garrard, 50, died five days after being stricken at the state’s women’s prison, prison spokesman Bob Horton said. Garrard was convicted last year of killing her granddaughter by making her run as punishment for a lie about eating candy in 2012. Evidence during the trial showed the girl ran for hours outside Garrard’s home in rural Alabama.

    Defense Attorney Dani Bone said Garrard apparently suffered a heart attack Sunday minutes after visiting relatives at the state women’s prison. She was taken from the prison by helicopter ambulance to a Montgomery hospital where she was placed on life support and eventually died. According to AL.com, Garrard was left brain dead after the heart attack.

    The official cause of death wasn’t announced.

    "This is another loss for a family that already has lost so much," Bone said.

    Etowah County jurors sided with prosecutors who called the woman the “drill sergeant from hell” and described the child’s death as agony imposed by a woman she loved and trusted.

    Garrard testified that she never meant to harm the girl but stayed outside running and picking up sticks with the child as they talked about the importance of telling the truth. Garrard also claimed she was coaching the girl in how to run faster in school races.

    "She was tortured," prosecutor Carol Griffith told jurors in closing arguments.

    The child's stepmother, Jessica Mae Hardin, is set for trial in June on a murder charge for allegedly failing to stop the punishment. Hardin, who is free on bond, has pleaded not guilty.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.
     
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    she got off easy...she should have had to marinate for 15-20 years before she bought the farm..
     
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    Now she's getting her punishment, God didn't forget.
     
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    she had family visit her
    they should toss rotten eggs at them as well
     
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    Can't believe they wasted a helicopter ride on this monster. I would have dumped her at the receiving dock alongside the garbage.
     
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    Can you imagine the outcry if they didn't render aid?
     
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    Was the 9 year old a fatty?
     
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    that's a rough 50...geez
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. A buddy of mine was airlifted and got a bill for almost 12k, crazy.
     
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    I bet her bowels let go as the heart attack commenced and she dropped a few pounds of loose, stinking shit in her prison jumpsuit. The last thought she probably had was, I'm gonna die covered in my own turds.

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    Turkeyneck Howard's got one, not me

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    if he's real he let it happen to begin with so yeah...
     
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    Free will is a pisser. He gives you enough rope to hang yourself.
     
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    she was a corpse..
     
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    Turkeyneck Howard's got one, not me

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    you seem like a good guy Nate but c'mon mang.
     
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    I'm really not, but thanks.
     
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    Feel good story of the day :itok:

    That piece of garbage got off easy.

    :ohno: Amen to THAT, brother!
    :nono: You know how I feel about people making jokes about murdered and abused babies.
     
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    Taught that kid to stay out of grandma's candy.

    She could have used a few laps herself.
     
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    Too bad they didn't make this bitch run around the prison daily just for the hell of it.
     
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