Joyce Gerrard Near Death

Joyce Gerrard is apparently near death. She’s the grandmother serving life in prison for killing her granddaughter by making the child run until she collapsed. It was punishment for the girl. Gerrard apparently suffered a heart attack, and she’s on a breathing machine. Relatives quoted in various media accounts say she’s not expected to survive. Gerrard is 50. Her attorney quoted as saying, “We are glad that Joyce’s suffering may finally come to an end. We know that she will be in a better place. She is a Christian woman. She will be in heaven with Jesus Christ her lord and we are all thankful for that.”