Thursday, June 2, 2011

Amanda Brumfield, Billy Bob Thornton’s Daughter, Guilty of Homicide

Billy Bob Thornton's eldest daughter has been found guilty of killing her bestfriend’s baby girl.

Prosecutors convicted 32-year-old Amanda Brumfield of aggravated manslaughter of a child in Orlando.

Brumfield is the estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton from his first marriage.

She claims the one-year-old Olivia Madison Garcia died at the home of Heather Murphy during an overnight stay in October 2008 after the child hit her head when she tried to climb out of her playpen.

But prosecutors say the injuries sustained by the child were not consistent with an innocent fall from a low height. The defense suggested the fall may have aggravated a previous injury, causing her death.

Brumfield is expected to face sentencing on the manslaughter charge in July.

Image courtesy of Associated Press

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