Nine-year-old Savannah Hardin is dead because she wanted a chocolate bar.
The Alabama girl's stepmother and grandmother found out that she'd eaten the candy without permission, according to police, and punished her by making her run for three hours while they looked on. The third-grader suffered seizures and died.
Hours after being arrested in connection with the girl's death, the stepmother gave birth. She remains under guard at an Alabama hospital.
The Associated Press is reporting that prosecutors may seek the death penalty.
Here's what happened, according to the Etowah County Sheriff's Department:
Savannah Hardin was forced to run outside her home on Friday afternoon after admitting that she'd eaten a candy bar that a friend had given her on the bus. As punishment, her paternal grandmother, Joyce Hardin Garrard, 46, and her stepmother, Jessica Hardin, 27, made the girl run around the yard from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
About 45 minutes later, the stepmother called 911 to report that the girl was convulsing. The girl was rushed to the hospital and remained there until Monday when she died, due in part to dehydration, authorities said.