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  • For some, regret lingers years after girl's running death

    For some, Savannah Hardin's final hours remain an open wound three years after she was run to death in the yard of her rural home as punishment for a lie.
  • Prosecutors turn to stepmother in girl's running death

    With the grandmother of a girl who was run to death headed to prison for life, authorities are now turning their attention to the stepmother who they say did nothing to help the child. Jurors recommended life imprisonment without parole Thursday for...

    Defense asks judge to move grandmother's trial in girl's running death

    Defense asks judge to move grandmother's trial in girl's running death
    A woman charged with making her granddaughter run until she died asked a judge Friday to move her trial to another county because of three years of intense news media coverage. Attorneys for Joyce Hardin Garrard, 59, requested the change of venue on the...

    'Drill sergeant from hell' ran granddaughter to death, Ala. prosecutor says

    'Drill sergeant from hell' ran granddaughter to death, Ala. prosecutor says
    — A prosecutor calls Joyce Hardin Garrard the "drill sergeant from hell," a woman so mean she made her 9-year-old granddaughter run until the girl collapsed and died, all as punishment for lying about candy. In court, the 59-year-old year old...