Update: Joyce Garrard

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

 A judge unsealed DHR records today involving an Etowah County girl who died two years ago. Joyce Garrard is charged with capital murder for the 2012 death of her granddaughter, 9-year-old Savannah Hardin. Garrard appeared in court today where a judge granted a motion to release DHR records to the prosecution and the defense. He delayed a decision on three other motions. Prosecutors claim Garrard forced Hardin to run for three hours without stopping as punishment for telling a lie about eating candy. They say the girl collapsed and died several days later at a hospital. Garrard's trial is set for September 22.

 

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