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Billy Bob Thornton Daughter Guilty in Tot's Death

Amanda Brumfield skipped first-degree murder charges, but nabbed manslaughter
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 2, 2011 8:55 AM CDT

(Newser) – The estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton has been found guilty of aggravated manslaughter of a child in Orlando. Amanda Brumfield, 32, was convicted Friday, and is expected to be sentenced in July. She was acquitted of first-degree murder and aggravated child-abuse charges. Prosecutors say Brumfield killed her best friend's daughter during an overnight stay in October 2008.

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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. (Read more Billy Bob Thornton stories.)

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