Hearing delayed for Ala grandmom in girl's death - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Hearing delayed for Ala grandmom in girl's death

Posted: Updated:
  • More newsMore>>

  • Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

    Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:24:23 GMT
    Militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley and are threatening to kill another hostage in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq.More >>
    In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley - and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S....More >>
  • Montgomery City Council passes pet ordinance

    Montgomery City Council passes pet ordinance

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:12:07 GMT
    The Montgomery City Council passed a new pet ordinance Tuesday night that includes an increased fee for pet owners whose dogs bite someone.The fee is going from ten dollars to one hundred dollars. TheMore >>
    The Montgomery City Council passed a new pet ordinance Tuesday night that includes an increased fee for pet owners whose dogs bite someone.More >>
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:04:17 GMT
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:More >>
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >>

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - A court has delayed a bond hearing for an Alabama grandmother charged with capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter.

An Etowah County judge was scheduled to consider a bond request by 48-year-old Joyce Hardin Garrard on Friday, but he delayed the hearing until May 7.

Court records don't show why Judge William Ogletree postponed a status conference for the second time in as many months.

Garrard has been in jail more than a year awaiting trial in the death of her 9-year-old granddaughter, Savannah Hardin.

Authorities say the woman forced the child to run as punishment for a lie, and the girl died.

The girl's stepmother also is charged with murder in her death, but the judge previously released her on bond.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow