Homicide

Grandmother's capital murder trial to resume in Alabama girl's running death

Testimony is set to resume in the capital murder trial of an Alabama woman charged in her granddaughter's running death.

A judge told jurors to report back to court Monday for more testimony in the trial of 49-year-old Joyce Hardin Garrard.

Jurors heard three days of testimony last week before court was canceled Thursday and Friday. The judge didn't explain the postponement.

Prosecutors are nearing the end of their case against Garrard, who's accused of making 9-year-old granddaughter Savannah Hardin run until she died.

Garrard's lawyers say she's innocent, but it's unclear whether she'll testify.

The woman has been in jail three years awaiting trial. She faces a death sentence or life without parole if convicted of capital murder.