Amanda Brumfield may be the estranged daughter of actor and “musician” Billy Bob Thornton, but that doesn’t mean that she is getting the celebrity treatment when it comes to the legal system.
The 32-year-old Florida resident has been found guilty of aggravated manslaughter in the death of a friend’s one-year-old daughter, Olivia Madison Garcia. She was tried on several counts, including first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse, but was found not guilty of the other charges.
Brumfield was watching the baby girl back in October, when she incurred a three-and-a-half inch long skull fracture, as well as swelling and bleeding in the brain. Amanda Brumfield attempted to explain the injuries as the result of a short fall from a playpen, but the prosecution disproved her explanation, leading to the conviction. Brumfield will be sentenced in July.
It was a monumental day for the Orlando, Florida courthouse where the trial took place, as Casey Anthony – who is on trial for the murder of her daughter, Caylee Anthony, is being tried in the same courthouse. Hopefully both children’s deaths will be brought to justice there!