Bond denied for grandmother in murder case | TuscaloosaNews.com


GADSDEN | A judge refused bond Friday for an Alabama woman jailed for nearly two years while awaiting trial on charges she killed her 9-year-old granddaughter by making the child run until she collapsed and died.

Turning down defense arguments that the 48-year-old grandmother is in poor health and unjustly charged, Etowah County Circuit Judge William Ogletree ordered Joyce Hardin Garrard to remain in custody and scheduled a June 23 trial.

Ogletree also said he would hold a hearing Feb. 21 on Garrard’s request to dismiss a capital murder charge in the 2012 of Savannah Hardin, whom prosecutors say was forced to run fo

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