Savannah Hardin was probably just like other girls (or boys) her age and liked candy bars. I have my very own 9-year old girl at home, so I know firsthand her love for sweets. I also know that if she sneaks too much or has 4 cookies instead of 3 and I catch her, she’ll lie about it. Not because she’s a bad kid, she’s a great kid. But kids lie, sometimes about the stupidest things ever. Well Savannah doesn’t sound too different than my 9-year old and she lied to her grandmother about eating a candy bar and the punishment she got was death.
Savannah’s grandmother, 46-year-old Joyce Hardin Garrard, forced her to run for 3 hours after she found out that she had lied about eating a candy bar. Also involved was Savannah’s step-monster, Jessica Mae Hardin, who was a part of the cruel and unusual punishment.
Well, after running for 3 straight hours nonstop, Savannah finally collapsed. She had a seizure and a few days later died in a Birmingham, AL hospital. The coroners office says that she was severely dehydrated and had very low levels of sodium. The pathologist declared her death a homicide and her grand-breeder and step-monster were arrested and charged with her death. They may upgrade the charges to capitol murder, which could carry a death sentence. We should all be so lucky, right?
In an interesting twist, 27-year old Jessica Mae gave birth to a child the same day she was arrested for Savannah’s death. Her 3-year old son has been placed in the care of a family member and that family member will also likely take the new baby once he/she is discharged from the hospital.
Savannah’s father filed for divorce from Jessica Mae over the summer. It looks like the grandmother and stepmother cared for her because her dad, Robert Hardin, is a contractor with the U.S. State Department and was working overseas. He took a total of 8 flights to get home just hours before Jessica died. He had to make the decision to pull the plug on Savannah’s life support.
No word on bio-mom.
RIP sweet blonde-haired Savannah. I’m sorry you were killed for being a kid. I hope and pray that the justice system doesn’t fail you and the 2 c***s responsible for your death pay and pay hard.
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