Last Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2012 LAKELAND -- Alabama authorities say a 9-year-old girl died after relatives forced her to run laps around her home.
Her biological mother lives in Lakeland.
Officials say Savannah Hardin's step-mother and grandmother forced her to run for three hours in Etowa County.
They were allegedly punishing her for eating a candy bar and lying about it.
After the run, Sheriff Todd Entrekin said the girl became dehydrated and had low sodium.
She had a seizure and later died.
The relatives face murder charges.
The girl's father, overseas at the time, took eight flights to get to Alabama to tell his daughter goodbye before doctors took her off a ventilator.
This is a local news story. Just wondering opinions. I have made my kids run laps as a form of discipline, but it's usually 10 laps around the yard or whatever. It's hard to believe they would make her run for 3 hours without stopping, or even giving her water? And this seems like an extreme punishment for sneaking a snack. SMFH.... I feel for the poor dad.
theoutcast said:I hope someone makes those bitches run around a prison yard for 3 DAYS straight.
I hope someone makes those bitches run around a prison yard for 3 DAYS straight.
I want to cry for that little girl.
What blows my mind is that they didn't give her water!! Even marathoners have pit stops for water.
This is so horrible!! My heart breaks for that little girl. I hate hearing of stories like this, it's just ridiculous. I don't have a problem with running laps ,we were always made to run laps in softball or gym class if we couldn't follow rules. But it was a few laps, or for a few minutes.
I have threatened my DS with running laps around the yard, to burn off excessive energy when he was being wild inside, but I've never actually made him do it.