Gadsden grandmother of girl run to death on life support
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.