Jury Selection Begins: Joyce Garrard


Jury selection began today in Etowah County for the trial of a woman accused of making her granddaughter run until she collapsed and died. Joyce Garrard is charged with capital murder for the 2012 death of nine-year-old Savannah Hardin. Prosecutors claim the woman made the girl run for hours as a punishment for telling a lie about eating candy. The child died three days later at a hospital. The defense blames the child's death on other medical problems. Officials say 300 potential jurors were in court today and another 300 have been summoned for Thursday. The first step is for them to fill out questionnaires. The questioning of potential jurors and opening statements are set for next week.

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