Unsolved Murders

Alan Lewis

Age: 21 months

Sex: male

Date: 24 Feb 1956

Place: Church Farm Cottage, Orleton, Herefordshire

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Alan Lewis was drowned by his mother in a water butt. She was tried for his murder but acquitted.

The jury was told that if she had acted as an automation that she was not guilty of murder.