COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - It was an emotional first day of testimony for the murder trial of an East Naples man accused of killing his fiancee's daughter. Todd Akers is charged with first degree murder and child abuse in the death of 2-year old Abigail Baron 8 years ago.
On Thursday, jurors heard the 911 call from the day she died.
It was a scream from Abigail that jolted emotions in the courtroom. Her accused murderer , Todd Akers, was on the phone with 911.
"Look at daddy... look at daddy. Can you look at daddy."
Akers called 911 after he said she fell out of her bed and was having trouble breathing.
Elizabeth Sweeny was the first deputy on scene.. She said Abigail was in Akers arms when she arrived. "She appeared to be a grey/blue, her eyes were rolled in the back of her head, she had vomit on her mouth and she was struggling to breathe."
During testimony, deputies say Akers made some startling admissions to them that day. Sweeny testified "told me I dropped her.” The prosecutor said “I'm sorry he said what?” Sweeney replied “I dropped her.” The prosecutor then asked “and what exactly did you say?” Sweeny said “I told him that it was best to tell the truth and he told me he did not feel like a man."
Abigail was rushed to the hospital. Doctors testified she died from severe head injuries that were not consistant from falling out of a bed.
Testimony will continue Friday morning.
Abigail's mother, Nicole, is expected to testify.
Akers faces life in prison if convicted.