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Snow delays jury selection again in running-death trial

Created: 02/27/2015 7:21 AM
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GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Jury selection is being delayed a third day by snow in the capital murder trial of a woman accused of making her granddaughter run until she died.

Some roads were still icy in northeast Alabama around Etowah County early Friday, and officials say Joyce Hardin Garrard's trial won't get started until Monday as a precaution.

Authorities say Garrard forced 9-year-old Savannah Hardin to run for hours as punishment for a lie three years ago. The girl eventually collapsed and died days later in a hospital.

The defense says Garrard is innocent.

Attorneys were first supposed to begin questioning jurors in court Wednesday, but the judge postponed the session because of winter weather.

The same thing happened Thursday when snow blanketed the county.

(Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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