Courtesy Holmes County Sheriff
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    Amanda Lewis and her two children, A.J. and Adrianna, lived in this modest home in Esto, Fla.<p><strong><a href="http://abc.go.com/watch/2020/SH559026/VD55100974/childs-shocking-testimony" target="external">Click here</a> to watch the full story</strong>.</p>
    Courtesy Holmes County Sheriff
  • AJ

    Of her two children, A.J. was the calmer one, while Adrianna was the attention-seeker, Lewis said.
    Courtesy Susan Sanders
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    Lewis was called up for National Guard duty when Adrianna was just six months old. Adrianna was left in the care of family for months and Lewis admits she had trouble bonding with her daughter. Her affection for Adrianna, Lewis said, developed over time. She said she loved her daughter "very much."
    Courtesy Brenda Burns
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    Adrianna had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and raising her was a daily struggle, Lewis said. Her temper with Adrianna, she said, was shorter than it was with A.J.
    Courtesy Grantham Family
  • AJ

    Lewis said she found her daughter Adrianna face-down in this four-foot-deep, above-ground pool in the family's backyard Aug. 8, 2007. The pool, Lewis said, was supposed to be off limits to kids without adult supervision.<p></p><strong><a href="http://abc.go.com/watch/2020/SH559026/VD55100974/childs-shocking-testimony" target="external">Click here</a> to watch the full story</strong>.
    Courtesy Holmes County Sheriff
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    Adrianna and A.J., shown here with Billy Hutto, their grandfather. Hutto told ABC News that "somebody was coaching" A.J. to say his mother drowned Adrianna. Hutto's wife, Debbie, agrees, and claims A.J.'s step-grandfather, Charles Burns, "coerced" A.J. into pointing the finger at his own mother. Burns denies the accusation.
    Courtesy Susan Sanders
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    A search of Lewis' home raised the suspicions of police, who said it smelled of urine and was strangely devoid of children's toys.
    Courtesy Holmes County Sheriff
  • AJ

    Lewis said she stored her children's toys in the shed to punish them for not cleaning their rooms, but crime scene photos of the structure show no toys.
    Courtesy Holmes County Sheriff
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    Amanda Lewis was arrested and charged with first-degree murder a month after her daughter drowned.
    Courtesy Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • What Really Happened to Adrianna Lewis?

    Six months after Adrianna's death, A.J. Hutto, then 7, served as the key witness in the murder case against his mother. A.J., who at first didn't recognize his mother in the courtroom, broke down crying on the stand.<p><p></p><strong><a href="http://abc.go.com/watch/2020/SH559026/VD55100974/childs-shocking-testimony" target="external">Click here</a> to watch the full story</strong>.</p>
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