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ATTALLA, ALA.—Roger Simpson said he saw a little girl running outside her home but didn’t give it another thought. Police say he witnessed a murder in progress.
Authorities say 9-year-old Savannah Hardin died after being forced to run for three hours as punishment for lying to her grandmother about eating candy bars. Severely dehydrated, the girl had a seizure and died days later. Now, her grandmother and stepmother face murder charges.
“A 9-year-old child is actually run to death in this day and time,” Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin said at a news conference Wednesday.
Originally posted by PsychoReaper4
I actually had to log in after months of just browsing around just to write that I hope these people get the death penalty.
All of the adults involved are grade-a a-holes and deserving of punishment certainly. But I really want to understand what was going on in that childs mind. It could be a key to conquering lethargy.
But murder? Oh hell no. If I put a gun in your hand and say I'll ground you if you don't shoot yourself in the face, did I murder you - even if I yell at you to do it? Were they driving her with whips like a sled dog, chasing her around on the run to make sure she kept going? Was she wearing a shock collar and getting stunned if she stopped?
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
reply to post by boncho
On the brainwashing, isnt it a little odd that the parents power over the child could have her run herself to death over a three hour period yet it wasnt powerful enough to keep her from eating some candy?