Joyce Hardin Garrard

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Grandmother Gets Life for Girl's Fatal Forced Run

Prosecutors called Joyce Hardin Garrard 'drill sergeant from hell'

(Newser) - An Alabama woman convicted of running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death as punishment for lying about candy has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Joyce Hardin Garrard, the diminutive grandmother whom prosecutors depicted as the "drill sergeant from hell," stood before the judge... More »

Girl, 9, Dies After Forced 3-Hour Run

Savannah Hardin collapsed after extreme punishment

(Newser) - On Friday, Joyce Hardin Garrard found out her 9-year-old granddaughter Savannah Hardin had eaten a candy bar on the school bus, and allegedly punished her by making her run around the house, without stopping, for three hours. Savannah, who had a bladder condition that could have been aggravated by the... More »

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