Published: May 02, 2014 11:02 AM EDT
Updated: May 02, 2014 6:28 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A mother has taken the stand in Collier County, to testify against her fiance, the same man accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter.

Abigail Barron died from skull fractures and brain injury in May of 2006. Her mother's fiance, Todd Akers, is charged with First Degree Murder and Aggravated Child Abuse.

A deputy testified yesterday that Akers admitted to dropping the toddler.

He faces life in prison, if convicted.