Grandmother, Stepmother Accused of Running Nine-Year-Old Girl to Death

February 23, 2012 Updated Feb 23, 2012 at 12:28 PM EDT

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Grandmother, Stepmother Accused of Running Nine-Year-Old Girl to Death

February 23, 2012 Updated Feb 23, 2012 at 12:28 PM EDT

According to The Gadsden (Ala.) Times, an Alabama grandmother and stepmother have been charged with murder for allegedly forcing a nine-year-old girl to run for three hours last Friday as a punishment for lying about eating candy bars.

The girl died Monday after collapsing and suffering seizures on Friday evening, according to The Gadsden Times report.

Read The Gadsden Times story HERE.