has refused to set bond for Joyce Garrard, the grandmother accused in the death
of her granddaughter.
neighbors of Garrard testified during the bond hearing that they would be fine
with the woman's release from jail, where she is currently held without bond. A
doctor also testified about Garrard's history with heart problems, high blood
pressure and sleep apnea. Circuit Judge William Ogletree sided with
prosecutors, who had argued that bond is not allowed in capital cases under Alabama
granddaughter, Savannah Hardin, died after she was forced to run as punishment
for eating a candy bar.
Currently, Garrard is awaiting trial.
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