Amanda Brumfield, estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton, has been found guilty of aggravated manslaughter of a 1-year-old baby girl in Florida. Brumfield, 32, is expected to be sentenced next month.
Billy Bob Thornton’s daughter was accussed of killing her best friend’s daughter while babysitting the child in October, 2008. Amanda Brumfield claims the child, 1-year-old Olivia Madison Garcia, suffered a head injury while trying to climb out of a playpen.
Prosecuters, however, argued that a fall from such a low height could not have caused a three and a half inch fracture in the toddler’s skull or the massive swelling in her brain. They also questioned why Brumfield waited two hours to call for help. She claimed the baby seemed fine at first after the fall.
Brumfield was found not guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.
The verdict against Brumfield came down in the same courthouse where Casey Anthony is currently on trial for the murder of her two-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony.