Holmes County Mother Charged with Drowning Her Daughter

By: Lauren Davis Email
By: Lauren Davis Email

A Holmes County woman made her first court appearance Thursday morning for allegedly drowning her 7-year-old daughter.

A judge set the bond at $150,000 dollars.

Officials are shocked by this case.

Twenty-seven-year-old Amanda Elaine Lewis appeared before Judge Owen Powell Thursday morning via live circuit television.

She is charged with drowning her 7-year-old daughter, Little Adrianna Elaine Hutto on August 8th, 2007.

It happened at a white doublewide trailer, located on 3343 First Avenue North in the backyard pool, which was removed by the suspect's boyfriend right after the death.

Police responded to a 911 call to a drowning and weren't suspicious at first, but then, after an investigation, decided to charge Lewis.

Joseph Bien lives just down the street from where the drowning took place.

He can't believe this has happened in his neighborhood.

Police believe they know the motive for the drowning, but they're not releasing the details at this time.

Lewis is charged with manslaughter instead of murder because officials aren't sure if the mother intended on killing Little Hutto.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 7, 2008 at 08:05 AM
    Has the boyfriend of the mother also been charged? He undoubtedly was involved if he removed the pool right after the little girl's death. Was he present when the mother did this?
  • by kharma Location: Florida on Apr 4, 2008 at 01:23 PM
    she took that lil babe and shoved her head under the water...So says a 6 year old..Hey it is obvious the child is mixing up facts and he is an attention deficit one..who will say anything the people of authority wants him to..I would never pass judgement upon an adult soley on the woeds of a 6 year old...He should have his butt spanked for bieng a liar..
  • by Anonymous Location: Westville on Sep 10, 2007 at 08:24 AM
    If in fact the mother is proven guilty, she clearly has a mental problem or is just evil. If you have ever looked into the face of a child..so tender and innocent and dependent on "mommy" and "daddy", I can't imagine how someone could bring harm to something so precious!! I could not even think of a punishment that would be considered "justice served", except when that person has to answer to ALMIGHTY GOD!
  • by anonymous Location: Dothan on Sep 8, 2007 at 07:03 PM
    This woman was a suspect from day 1, as the child did not only get drowned, but already was battered, and full of bruises. The Police Department did an excellent job at getting their investigation secure and tight. The younger sibling was enough of a witness - not just of this tragic event, but of previous beatings. Indeed innocent until proven guilty. She may believe she did nothing wrong - but no child should live under the threat of a beating with her belt.
  • by Marcy Location: Graceville on Sep 8, 2007 at 08:14 AM
    I know this woman and I dont believe she killed her child, she loved her children very much. I resent the comments about her being sick and killing her the same way she killed her child. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, if she was so guilty she would have been arrested when it happened not a month later. The cops in holmes county are corupt,I dont believe anything Dennis Lee says. After 3 seach warrants and a polligraph test they were closing the case, then suposedly a month later they have an eye witness, come on people think about it. Who would wait a month to tell the police if they saw a women drown her child. Where is her side of the story on the news, everyone is making her out to be a monster, put yourself in her shoes.
  • by Anonymous Location: Dothan on Sep 7, 2007 at 12:14 PM
    Anyone ever consider that this mom may have grown up in an abusive home herself? Was she on drugs? Medication? Will she plead innocent or insane?
  • by Anonymous Location: Graceville on Sep 7, 2007 at 11:44 AM
    Who in the world could kill their child? She is sick and I personally think they should kill her the same way she killed her 7 year old daughter. Forget prison the 7 year old did not get a second chance at life and neither should this person. My mom is my role model and it kills me to think that the little girl might have felt the same way!
  • by S Location: Slocomb on Sep 7, 2007 at 11:44 AM
    is it not in our constitution that we are innocent until proven guilty? i do not know the woman accused of this crime but it seems like to me that she is being labeled as guilty by people and the media before she is even been giving a fair trial!regardless of her guilt or innocence we all need to remember that there are grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members still suffering the loss of a child.
  • by Kasie Location: Ggraceville on Sep 7, 2007 at 11:18 AM
    I think that the little girl should have been able to liove longer she should not have had to die so young becasue of the mothers mistakes. I think the mother of that child should death roll instead of manslaughter becasue killing a child is wrong. No child should have to die at age 7 I just hope that the mother realizes that what she did to her daughter was wrong. And I hope she knows that ,that hurt alot of people and family to her that she died becasue she drounded her.
  • by D Location: Bonifay on Sep 7, 2007 at 09:43 AM
    You DO have to wonder why it wasn't suspicious at first. Seems a 7 year old child could touch bottom in an inflatable back yard pool......even a rigid above-ground pool normally has only 4 ft of water in it.
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