Billy Bob Thornton’s Daughter Convicted of Manslaughter

2 Jun

Billy Bob Thornton’s  daughter was found guilty of manslaughter in a Florida courtroom Friday in the death of a one-year-old girl who died in her care. The singer has had an estranged relationship with his daughter, 32-year-old Amanda Brumfield.

Ms. Brumfield was convicted of aggravated manslaughter stemming from the death of her best friend’s daughter … who she was babysitting in October 2008.

She had also been charged with first degree murder and child-abuse but  was acquitted on those charges.

This image provided by the Orange County Jail shows the booking photo of the estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton, Amanda Brumfield, who was booked at the Orange County Florida Jail on Wednesday June 24, 2009. (Orange County Jail/AP Photo)

Brumfield — Thornton’s child from his first marriage to Melissa Lee Gatlin — has claimed the little girl hit her head while trying to climb out of a playpen and died from her injuries.

But prosecutors didn’t buy it — saying the child’s fractured skull and brain swelling were too severe to have been caused by a minor fall.

She’s set to be sentenced in July.

One Response to “Billy Bob Thornton’s Daughter Convicted of Manslaughter”

  1. roses April 27, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    You have brought up a very great points , thanks for the post. “Wit is educated insolence.” by Aristotle.

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