Moms charged with murder in tots’ deaths

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Two sisters whose children died in a fire after they were left home alone in Atmore last week were arrested Monday and each charged with three counts of reckless murder.

Akeevia Lajoseia Abner and Tekeevia Lajoseialan Abner, both 18, were taken into custody by the state fire marshal.

The fire killed 3-year old Aniyia Abner, 3-year old Takia Abner and 22-month old Michael Coleman.

“They showed an extreme indifference to these children’s lives and created a grave risk of death to the children by leaving them home alone on Nov. 2,” a press release from the district attorney’s office said.

The fire was caused from leaving a stove unattended, according to a preliminary fire marshal’s report.

–The Atmore Advance