Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

Celebrity News Oct. 7, 2011 AT 11:56AM
Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison Credit: AP Photo/Orange County Jail

Billy Bob Thornton's estranged daughter was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for a child's death, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Amanda Brumfield was convicted on a charge of aggravated manslaughter after the 2008 death of her goddaughter.

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Brumfield, 32, had initially faced a murder charge for the death of 1-year-old Olivia Madison Garcia, who died while in her care.

She was babysitting Olivia overnight in October 2008 and 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.

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Olivia's mother Heather Murphy said Brumfield's sentence sentence was "more than I expected... I feel justice has been served."

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