Initially everyone thought that it was a just tragic accident until the boy, who was just 5 years old at the time of the incident, revealed he had witnessed the whole thing. 35 Year old Amanda Lewis was sentenced to life in prison after testimony from her 7 year old son.
AJ Lewis was only 5 years old at the time of his sister Adrianna’s death, which was originally thought to be an accident. But AJ came forward and told the police that his mother had held Adrianna’s head under the water in the splash pool until she had stopped moving. According to AJ, the murder was punishment for Adrianna having sprayed window cleaner in the wrong place.
Amanda maintains she is not guilty, claiming that Adrianna had just fallen into the pool. But AJ’s testimony and a heart-wrenching drawing of the incident were enough to convince the packed courtroom that Amanda had killed her own child.
AJ was sobbing in court when he noticed his mother was there, after originally thinking she was already in jail. Then he realised that what he was saying in front of everyone would be the reason she would go to jail. The trial took place in 2008, but 8 years after the trial, Amanda told Piers Morgan she does not blame her son for what he did. Rather she admits that she was angrier that the prosecution was doing this to her, and to her son. Source: Mirror UK