06, Mar 2015 - Etowah, AL State wants no questions on autopsy doctor in running death
Lawyers for an Alabama woman charged in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter shouldn't get to raise questions about the past of the doctor who performed the girl's autopsy, prosecutors told a judge.
06, Mar 2015 - Alabama judge denies change of venue in running death trial
GADSDEN | An Etowah County woman accused of running her nine-year-old granddaughter to death will be tried in Etowah County, after a defense request for a change of venue was denied. Etowah County Circuit Judge William Ogletree heard testimony regarding the motion to move Joyce Hardin Garrard’s capital murder trial out of Etowah County Friday morning and issued his ruling around noon. Lawyers ...
06, Mar 2015 - Junkins: Probate office to follow federal law on same-sex marriages
Etowah County Probate Judge Bobby Junkins said his office will follow federal law regarding the issuance of marriage licenses, despite an order issued Sunday by Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore instructing probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
05, Mar 2015 - Etowah, AL Questioning of jurors in Alabama running death trial completed
GADSDEN | The last panel of potential jurors were questioned Wednesday by defense attorneys and prosecutors in the capital murder case against Joyce Hardin Garrard, and the trial is expected to begin Monday. Jurors have been instructed to report back to the judicial building Friday afternoon, when Etowah County Circuit Judge William Ogletree said he expects to impanel a jury. In the interim ...
03, Mar 2015 - Etowah, AL Local officials oppose prison reform bill
There’s no room in the county jail, and there’s no money to pay for extra prisoners — two factors that have the Alabama Sheriff’s Association and the Alabama Association of County Commissions working together to defeat a proposed Senate bill.
03, Mar 2015 - Alabama judge opens jury selection in girl's running death to public
GADSDEN | A judge has reversed himself and will allow the public to attend jury selection for an Alabama woman charged in her granddaughter's running death. A spokeswoman says Etowah County Circuit Judge Billy Ogletree granted a defense request Tuesday to open the jury selection process to jurors. Attorneys for 59-year-old Joyce Hardin Garrard protested after Ogletree closed the courtroom for ...
02, Mar 2015 - Public barred from jury selection in girl's running death
GADSDEN| Potential jurors reported amid secrecy Monday for the capital murder trial of an Alabama woman charged in her granddaughter's running death, with the judge refusing public access to process that typically is open. Dozens of prospective jurors assembled at the Etowah County Courthouse for questioning by attorneys in the trial of Joyce Hardin Garrard, 59, of Boaz. Jury selection will take ...
12, Oct 2014 - Etowah, AL Man convicted of killing Geontae Glass, 5, is getting new trial
ETOWAH CO., Ala. (WHNT) – A man convicted of killing his girlfriend’s young son in Etowah County is getting a new trial. Kevin Towles has been on death row since 2009, but a ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court is giving him another chance. The Court said on Friday Towles’ capital murder conviction and death […]
02, Mar 2012 - Etowah, AL Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty For Grandmother of Savannah Hardin - WHNT-TV
Prosecutors presented the evidence as part of a bond hearing in Etowah County Court. The attorneys for both Joyce Garrard ... flights to get back to the United States and to Gadsden, Alabama, to go to a Birmingham hospital and find his daughter ...