Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter Found Guilty in Baby's Death

Billy Bob Thornton

Amanda Brumfield who has not talked to her famous father in a long time is due to stand trial next month for the first-degree murder of Olivia Madison Garcia.

A judge has laid the verdict that Billy Bob Thornton's estranged daughter Amanda Brumfield is found guilty of aggravated manslaughter in the death of her best friend's 1-year-old. Olivia Madison Garcia died while Brumfield was babysitting in October 2008.

Brumfield insisted that the child had fallen near a playpen and hit her head which resulted in her death. Police said Brumfield called for help more than two hours later after being unable to revive the child.

Autopsy later revealed that Garcia suffered from fractured skull and brain injury, which is impossible to get on such short distance fall. It was later ruled homicide and Brumfield was charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

Brumfield will stand trial in July. Thornton has not given a comment on his daughter's issue. In 2009, his publicist said that the actor "has had no contact with her for quite some time."


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    Jun 02, 2011

    How is it that there is a verdict if the trial is next month?

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