Daughter of Billy Bob Thorton found guilty
Thu, 02 Jun 2011 12:48:02 GMT —
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton has been found guilty of aggravated manslaughter of a child in Orlando. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Amanda Brumfield was convicted Friday. She is expected to be sentenced in July. She was acquitted of first-degree murder and aggravated child-abuse charges. Authorities say Brumfield killed her best friend's daughter during an overnight stay in October 2008. Brumfield says 1-year-old Olivia Madison Garcia was trying to climb out of a playpen and hit her head. The defense suggested the fall may have aggravated a previous injury, causing her death. Prosecutors say it's impossible that a fall from that height caused a three-and-a-half inch fracture on the back of the girl's skull and the bleeding and swelling found in her brain.
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