According to the State Attorney’s Office, investigators conducted a search of Akers’ home and found a deceased newborn male in a zipped plastic bag under a blanket in a closed-door closet. Akers told authorities the infant was stillborn.
According to the State Attorney’s Office, an autopsy was performed on Nov. 2, 2018, and the report revealed that the baby was born full-term and healthy, and he died due to asphyxiation and exposure. The death was ruled a homicide.
On April 27, the State Attorney’s Office says Akers was found guilty by a Howard County Circuit Court jury. She is scheduled to be sentenced on July 29 and could face up to life in prison.
Gibson added, "Thanks to the great work of HCPD detectives, our prosecutors, the Office of Chief Medical Examiner and other experts, we were able to prove to a jury that the egregious and unconscionable actions of Ms. Akers ultimately led to the murder of her own child. After three and half years of working on this case, we are grateful the jury found Ms. Akers guilty of this heinous crime and we were able to obtain justice for Baby Akers."