Abigail Rose "Abby" Boran
June 4, 2003 - May 7, 2006
Abigail, called "Abby" by those who knew her was known as being a smart, happy, active, and sweet little girl. She liked the cartoon characters "Dora" and "SpongeBob." Abigail passed away about a month before her third birthday. At the time, she was living with her mother, Nicole Napier, and a man named Todd Akers, Nicole's at-the-time fiance. Abigail and Nicole had been living with Todd for a few months before Abigail passed away. Two days before Abigail's death, a 911 call was placed by Todd asking for help with Abigail, who was injured.
Todd said that Abigail had injured her head at daycare earlier in the day and that she had been complaining that she had a headache. He said that he had heard her fall out of her bed, and when he went to her room, he saw that she was having trouble breathing and was drifting in and out of consciousness, as well as vomiting. Abigail was rushed to the hospital where it was discovered that she had bruises on her chest, head, legs, stomach, back, and arms. She also had six different skull fractures.
Medical professionals believed that Abigail had been shaken. She passed away due to her injuries on May 7, 2006. Medical professionals immediately knew that Abigail's injuries weren't from accidental falls, and investigators further questioned Todd. They asked him to clarify a few things about his story. At first, he continued giving the same story he initially had given. When he was told of Abigail's fractures and told that he might be taking a polygraph test, he changed his story.
Todd then said that he was throwing a beach ball to Abigail, and that she had fallen backwards when she tried to catch it. He also said she fell down when he yanked a blanket out from under her. Then, he said that he had dropped her while trying to console her after she wouldn't stop crying after falling.