Twin moms arrested after house fire kills 3 kids

Photo Courtesy: Atmore Advance
Photo Courtesy: Atmore Advance
Akeevia Abner (L) and Takeevia Abner (R) - (Source: Escambia County Sheriff's Office)
Akeevia Abner (L) and Takeevia Abner (R) - (Source: Escambia County Sheriff's Office)

ATMORE, AL (WSFA) - Twins sisters are under arrested following an investigation into the house fire that took the lives of three of their small children.

Akeevia Lajoseia Abner and her sister Tekeevia Lajoseialan Abner, ages 18, are charged with three counts each of reckless murder.

"They showed an extreme indifference to these children's lives and created a grave risk of death to the children..." according to a release issued by the Fire Marshal's office.

The children, 3-year old Aniyia Abner, 3-year old Takia Abner and 22-month old Michael Coleman lost their lives when the home they were in caught fire on November 2.

Atmore firefighters were called to the home on First Street around 8 p.m. that night, but by the time they arrived, the structure was fully engulfed by flames. An investigation revealed that the children had been left home alone.

The fire was apparently started after a stove was left unattended, according to a preliminary report by the Alabama State Fire Marshal's office.

Warrants for the sisters were issued and executed Monday. They were taken to the Escambia County Detention Center. A bond hear has not yet been set.

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