A judge is considering whether to reduce bond for a grandmother and stepmother charged with murder in the death of a 9-year-old girl who was allegedly run to death as punishment for lying. District Judge William D. Russell had scheduled the hearing for this morning in Gadsden. Joyce Hardin Garrard and Jessica Mae Hardin are charged in the death of Savannah Hardin, Joyce Garrard's granddaughter and the other woman's stepdaughter. The two are in jail with bond set at 500-thousand dollars each, but lawyers want a reduction. Defense lawyers say the two are innocent and should have a chance at freedom while they await trial.