Grandmother Found Guilty in Death of 9-Year-Old Savannah Hardin
An Alabama jury has convicted a woman of capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter. Joyce Hardin Garrard faces a penalty of death or life without parole for the February 2012 death of 9-year-old Savannah Hardin. Sentencing will be later. Garrard showed no reaction, but some relatives sitting behind her began to cry. Authorities claimed the 49-year-old woman forced the girl to run and carry wood for hours as punishment for a lie about candy.