A seven-year-old boy was filmed weeping as he tells a packed courtroom how he was forced to watch as his mother drowned his sister in their garden.

*WARNING distressing content

Amanda Lewis, 35, was jailed for life after her son, AJ told police he had witnessed her murdering his half-sister Adrianna Hutto for being naughty.

Lewis forced the head of her seven-year-old daughter under the water and held her until she died as a punishment for spraying window cleaner in the wrong place, reports The Mirror.

The mother, who maintains her innocence, claimed Adrianna had slipped into the paddling pool.

At first everyone thought it was a tragic accident, until AJ who was just five at the time of her death, revealed he had seen the whole thing.

In a clip shown on Piers Morgan’s Killer Woman, the little boy tells the court he saw “my mama killing my sister”.

Watch below…

Adrianna was sentenced to life in jail in February 2008 after the murder on August 8, 2007.

But, in the interview with Piers Morgan eight yeas after she was sentenced, the mother still insists it is her son, not her who was not telling the truth.

Piers asks her: “Did you kill Adrianna?”
Shaking her head, she replies: “No I did not.”

The host then asks: “Did you dunk her in that pool until she drowned?”

She replies: “No.”

She tells Piers she is “proving that I’m innocent. Proving what he said I didn’t do.”

Lewis says she “couldn’t believe they were doing this” as her son testified against her.

She says: “I love him no matter what, I will always love him. He is in no way blame him for what happened.”

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  • oh my, that poor child.


  • How tragic, however the girl died. Very sad situation.


  • no kid would say such thing unless they witness something to be able to describe what happened. its not a easy imagination story to make up if that’s what the mother is saying that he’s lying.
    I went through something when I was 4 yrs old. I still remember it clearly. I told my mum when I was 29 what happened. I was told I was a liar and an attention seeker by my sister. seriously its not something that I would tell anyone 25yrs later and its not something that you could think up to make a sick story. if your wondering, I don’t speak to my sister anymore.

    I feel for that boy. hope he has a better life with many support behind him.


  • Well… I would be cautious here. A five year old could easily misunderstand something. And mine often tells me stories about what happened to “him” today, and I recognise it as the plit of a book or TV show. Not that we should automatically disbelieve a child, just consider these possibilities too.


  • Is it normal to make such a video public? Poor boy. I wonder if he will ever be able to forget this terrifying moment he had to witness! :-(


  • If you want to learn more about this case then check out youtube and search “WHAT DID A.J SEE ? MURDER OF 7 YR OLD ADRIANNA HUTTO”…. very interesting


  • Thats a horrible burden for a child to carry and its so much more then knowing that his mother killed his sister. Its the fact he saw it and was unable to do anything to save her.


  • I hardly think the little boy would imagine something as violent as that when he saw his sister in the water like that. There is no comment about her denying she was angry.


  • What a huge thing for the family to go though no matter what way you look at this case it is very sad


  • poor little thing – but maybe, just maybe, he is mistaken. Either way. heartbreaking


  • What if the little boy is mistaken? Either way it’s a huge burden for him to carry.


  • Oh no, poor poor little man! And what a horror of a mother, killing a child for spraying window cleaner in the wrong place.


  • Poor little fella. I hope he gets all the love, support and treatment that he needs to move on and hopefully enjoy a normal life.


  • Poor little boy. I hope he receives counselling


  • The video should not be shown, poor little boy getting exploited for views.


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