Billy Bob Thornton's daughter in jail for manslaughter

Friday October 7, 2011

Actor Billy Bob Thornton's estranged daughter, Amanda Brumfield, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Amanda is being convicted of aggravated manslaughter of a child in May, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

In October 2008, Amanda was babysitting her goddaughter, one-year-old Olivia Madison Garcia, who died while in her care in central Florida.

The 32-year-old was initially charged with murder, but was found not guilty.

"I miss Olivia just as much as anybody does," she said at Thursday's sentencing before breaking down, according to the Sentinel.

Since her arrest, she has maintained that the infant hit her head when she fell trying to climb out of a playpen.

Olivia's mother, Heather Murphy, told the newspaper that the sentence was "more than I expected."


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