Prosecutors say Joyce Garrard lied to first responders in grandd

Prosecutors say Joyce Garrard lied to first responders in granddaughter's death

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ETOWAH COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

Prosecutors say an east Alabama woman charged with running her granddaughter to death didn't tell the truth about what led to the child's collapse.

They say Joyce Garrard is trying to stop jurors from finding out she misled first responders and medical workers about what happened to Savannah Hardin.

Prosecutors are opposing a request filed by the defense to prevent jurors from hearing any of her statements to emergency workers or doctors.

A judge could consider the requests at a hearing set for Monday.

Garrard is charged with capital murder. Prosecutors say she made the girl run for hours as punishment for a lie about eating a candy bar.

The child's stepmother is accused of failing to intervene.

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