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    Grandmother faces capital charge in death of Alabama third-grader

    Good. This is exactly what should happen

    Alabama prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a grandmother who authorities say forced her granddaughter to run as punishment for eating chocolate, an official said Tuesday.
    Joyce Garrard, 46, is facing a capital murder charge in her granddaughter's death, said Heather Rickles, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office in Etowah County, Alabama.

    Authorities say Savannah Hardin died last month after her grandmother and stepmother forced her to run around the family's house for three hours as punishment for lying about taking a chocolate candy bar.

    A grand jury also indicted stepmother Jessica Mae Hardin, 27, on a felony murder charge, Rickles said. That means she will not face the death penalty if convicted.
    Grandmother faces capital charge in death of Alabama third-grader - CNN.com
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    Re: Grandmother faces capital charge in death of Alabama third-grader

    Stupidity knows no bounds.

    I wonder if everybody would hate me if I told the joke that came into my head as I was reading your post.

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    Re: Grandmother faces capital charge in death of Alabama third-grader

    wow - that's shocking and mortifying.
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    Re: Grandmother faces capital charge in death of Alabama third-grader

    I wonder if they're charging he w/ a capital offense because they don't expect to get a conviction?

    I suspect that the criteria for a capital conviction are more stringent than for some of the other charges that could have been filed.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Grandmother faces capital charge in death of Alabama third-grader

    I am sure some of the some people from the 3 year old shooting thread are going to read this article.

    So for those of you who think that a persons conscience is enough of a punishment, should this grandmother be let off too? Since she probably feels bad about it?

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    Re: Grandmother faces capital charge in death of Alabama third-grader

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    I am sure some of the some people from the 3 year old shooting thread are going to read this article.

    So for those of you who think that a persons conscience is enough of a punishment, should this grandmother be let off too? Since she probably feels bad about it?
    I don't think that capital charges are appropriate. I highly suspect that the prosecution won't be able to get a conviction on them.

    I doubt that the Gma intended any harm to the child. It's a serious thing that happened, so its appropriate that there be some serious consequences. And the loss of a family member should be considered when determining what further consequences the State will deem fit for this woman.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Grandmother faces capital charge in death of Alabama third-grader

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    I don't think that capital charges are appropriate. I highly suspect that the prosecution won't be able to get a conviction on them.

    I doubt that the Gma intended any harm to the child. It's a serious thing that happened, so its appropriate that there be some serious consequences. And the loss of a family member should be considered when determining what further consequences the State will deem fit for this woman.
    She forced her to run for over three hours without stopping. In fact, that only reason the girl stopped is because she collasped in convulsions. That would definitely cause harm to just about anybody, but especially a child with a bladder disorder.
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    Re: Grandmother faces capital charge in death of Alabama third-grader

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    She forced her to run for over three hours without stopping. In fact, that only reason the girl stopped is because she collasped in convulsions. That would definitely cause harm to just about anybody, but especially a child with a bladder disorder.
    Yea this is a capital crime. The grandmother even stood out there screaming at that child.

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    Re: Grandmother faces capital charge in death of Alabama third-grader

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    She forced her to run for over three hours without stopping. In fact, that only reason the girl stopped is because she collasped in convulsions. That would definitely cause harm to just about anybody, but especially a child with a bladder disorder.
    Be that as it may it doesn't speak at all to the Gma's intentions.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Grandmother faces capital charge in death of Alabama third-grader

    Torture and death of the child. Grandma needs the death penalty. I also hope Bertha connects with her in lockup and makes her life as miserable as possible until a needle can be inserted. And yes...I'd push the plunger and laugh in her face as I did it.

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