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Trial for Alabama woman accused in granddaughter's death rescheduled

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GADSDEN, Alabama — The trial of an Etowah County woman accused of making her granddaughter run until she collapsed and died has been rescheduled.

The Gadsden Times reported (http://bit.ly/1peloAq ) Tuesday that Etowah County Circuit Judge William Ogletree issued an order moving the trial for 49-year-old Joyce Hardin Garrard to Feb. 23, 2015.

The order says the case has been rescheduled because of procedural issues. A court clerk said details on the scheduled change weren't available. The order says jurors will be summoned to fill out questionnaires in mid-February.

Garrard's trial was expected to begin Sept. 22. Prosecutors say the woman forced Savannah Hardin to run for about three hours as punishment for a lie. The child collapsed and died days later.

Hardin has said she's innocent and blames the death on medical problems.

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