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GADSDEN, Ala. (WIAT) — A woman accused in the death of her granddaughter made a court appearance Tuesday morning.
Joyce Garrard faces capital murder charges in the death of 9-year-old Savannah Hardin.
Prosecutors say Garrard made Savannah pick up debris in the front yard for about three hours as punishment for a lie she told earlier in the day about eating candy.
Later, Hardin collapsed.
She died at a hospital three days later.
A judge has set a trial date for June of 2014, but Garrard must appear before the court again on October 18, 2013, for a status hearing.
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