Gadsden grandmother of girl run to death on life support

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Joyce Garrard has been convicted in the death of her granddaughter, Savannah Hardin.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A Gadsden woman found guilty of running her granddaughter to death has reportedly suffered a massive heart attack.

Attorneys for Joyce Garrard say she is on life support after a heart attack on Sunday and is not likely to recover.  They say the 50-year-old has a history of cardiac problems.

She was found guilty in the death of her 9-year-old granddaughter Savannah Hardin in 2012.  Prosecutors say Garrard made the little girl run as punishment for lying about eating candy on the school bus.

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