Bond set at $300K each for mothers

Published 3:16pm Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A judge on Tuesday set bond for two mothers accused of murder at $300,000 each.

That is $100,000 for each count of murder in the deaths of the women’s children, who were killed in a house fire when the children were home alone in Atmore last week.

Akeevia Lajoseia Abner and Tekeevia Lajoseialan Abner, both 18, showed little emotion in the courtroom. Tekeevia kept her head down through much of the proceedings, her hair hiding her face.

Tekeevia, the first to appear before the judge, answered District Judge Dave Jordan’s questions in a quiet voice.

Neither sister is represented by an attorney yet, and neither was required to speak nor enter a plea at the bond hearing.

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

Fire marshals have determined the fire was caused when a stove was left unattended after the mothers left the house and left the children there alone.

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2 responses to “Bond set at $300K each for mothers”

  1. FROMME

    not making excuses for anyone, the fire department IS NOT there for everyone, I agree when it is your time to go, it’s your time, people say things out of hate or because the are misinformed,this is wrong and hopefully the truth will come out, but i dont think it ever will, too many lies have been told,

  2. TALKEE60

    I DO NOT LIVE IN ATMORE,BUT THESE YOUNG LADIES(KIDS THEMSELVES) ARE IN TOTAL SHOCK.tHEY LOVED THEIR KIDS I AM SURE OF THAT THEY JUST DIDN’T EXPECT SANYTHING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE THE KIDS WHERE PROBABLY SUPPOSE TO HAVE BEEN ASLEEP.I JUST DON’T SEE THEM LEAVING THEM ALONE WHILE THEY WERE AWAKE.THAT IS NO EXCUSE FOR THEM BEING ALONE.
    I REALLY FEEL FOR THESE GIRLS AND ME AND MY CHURCH HERE IN DETROIT,MI. WILL BE PRAYING FOR THEM AND THEIR KIDS’ SOULS.ON THE OTHER HAND $300K IS TOO MUCH,THIS WAS NOT PREMEDITATED MURDER.WHAT,ARE THEY GOING TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY?I THINK NOT.THEY REALLY NEED TO BE OUT TO GRIEVE THEIR LOSS OF THEIR CHILDREN.JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE YOUNG AND DID A STUPID THING DOES NOT MEAN THEY DON’T HAVE FEELING.

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