BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Joyce Garrard, the woman accused of killing her granddaughter, is asking the judge in the case to recuse himself.
Garrard’s attorneys filed a motion asking Judge Billy Ogletree to recuse himself from the murder case.
The motion questions Ogletree’s ability to handle the case fairly because he has a history with the family.
Ogletree presided over the custody hearing awarding custody of Savannah Hardin to her father, Robert.
Hardin died as a result of her grandmother and mother forcing her to run for hours as punishment.
A hearing on the motion is scheduled for April 4.
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