A hearing is scheduled for Friday in the case of a 9-year-old who was allegedly run to death.
Etowah County Circuit Judge William Ogletree has set a hearing for Joyce Hardin Garrard. Garrard has asked Ogletree to dismiss a charge accusing her of capital murder in the 2012 death of her granddaughter Savannah Hardin.
Prosecutors say Garrard made the girl run for three hours as punishment for a lie about eating a candy bar. The child collapsed and died three days later.
Savannah Hardin's stepmother, Jessica Mae Hardin, is charged with murder for allegedly allowing the punishment to take place.
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