Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter Found Guilty Of Manslaughter In Death Of Best Friend's Daughter

Billy Bob Thornton attends the premiere of 'Manure' held at Eccles Theatre during the 2009 Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2009 in Park City, Utah Billy Bob Thornton attends the premiere of 'Manure' held at Eccles Theatre during the 2009 Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2009 in Park City, Utah

The estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton has been found guilty in Florida of aggravated manslaughter of a child.

The Orange County State Attorney’s Office says the verdict against 32-year-old Amanda Brumfield was returned Friday. She faced murder charges in the 2008 death of her best friend’s 1-year-old daughter, Olivia Madison Garcia.

She was found not guilty on first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges.

Brumfield claimed the girl hit her head after falling while trying to climb out of a playpen. Prosecutors said it was “impossible” that a fall from that height would cause a three-and-a-half inch fracture on the girl’s skull.

The trial took place in the same courthouse where Casey Anthony is on trial for the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

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