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Billy Bob Thornton's daughter guilty of manslaughter

Posted by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 12:33 AM
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Billy Bob Thornton's daughter guilty of manslaughter

By Alan Duke, CNN
June 2, 2011 12:58 p.m. EDT
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Amanda Brumfield was babysitting an infant who died after a fall
  • She was acquitted of murder and child abuse
  • Brumfield, 32, is estranged from her actor father

(CNN) -- The daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of an infant Wednesday, but a Florida jury acquitted her on murder and child-abuse charges, a court spokeswoman said.

Amanda Brumfield, 32, was accused in the October 2008 death of 1-year-old Olivia Madison Garcia, who she was babysitting when the child fell and suffered fatal injuries. Her trial ended Wednesday in Orlando, Florida, according to court spokesman Karen Connolly Levey.

Thornton released a statement through his publicist a year ago when Brumfield was charged.

The actor is estranged from his daughter "and has had no contact with her for quite some time," publicist Arnold Robinson said.

"When informed about this situation, he (Thornton) commented that, 'Anytime a baby's life is lost is an unimaginable tragedy and my heart goes out to the baby's family and loved ones,' " Robinson told CNN in a written statement.

CNN's Brittany Kaplan contributed to this report.

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Hottmomma607
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 1:19 AM

Whoa! I dont think I heard about this? It seem to take a while for that trial? Sad. Its one of those hard things about life you may need a sitter but who can you trust?

kitty8199
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 1:22 AM

I haven't heard it either. 

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