Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter Found Guilty of Manslaughter
Sad day for Billy Bob Thornton's family.
The actor's estranged daughter, Amanda Brumfield, was convicted of aggravated manslaughter in the 2008 death of a 1-year-old girl in Orlando, Fla., the Associated Press reports.
Brumfield, now 32, was babysitting her best friend's child, Olivia Garcia, overnight in October 2008. The Oscar-winner's daughter claimed that the little girl hit her head while attempting to climb out of her playpen; prosecutors deemed it "impossible" that a fall from such a short height could cause a 3.5-inch fracture on the child's skull.
During Friday's sentencing, Brumfield was acquitted of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges.
Her sentencing is expected this July. Brumfield's trial played out in the same courthouse where Casey Anthony's high-profile trial (in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee) is taking place.