Jessica Hardin Receives Trial Date
A trial date is set for the second person charged in the running death of an Etowah County girl. Court records show that the trial for 30-year-old Jessica Mae Hardin is scheduled for February 22 of next year. Hardin is charged in the 2012 death of her stepdaughter, 9-year-old Savannah Hardin. The girl's grandmother, Joyce Garrard, was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison for forcing the girl to run until she collapsed and later died. Prosecutors say Jessica Hardin was at the home when the act occurred but failed to step in and help the girl.