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Billy Bob Thornton's daughter guilty of manslaughter after killing best friend's baby
The eldest daughter of Hollywood actor Billy Bob Thornton has been found guilty of aggravated manslaughter after her best friend's baby died in her care.
Amanda Brumfield, 32, who is Billy Bob's eldest daughter from his first marriage, had claimed one-year-old Olivia Madison Garcia died at the Orlando home of her friend Heather Murphy in October 2008 after the child hit her head when she tried to climb out of her playpen.
But prosecutors insisted the injuries sustained by the child, including a three-and-a-half inch fracture to the back of the her skull and bleeding and swelling to her brain, were not consistent with an innocent fall from a low height.
Mrs Brumfield was acquitted of first-degree murder and aggravated child-abuse charges. She is expected to face sentencing on the manslaughter charge in July.
Her father, Billy Bob Thornton, has starred in many hit films, including Oscar-winning Monster's Ball, but is best known for his bizarre short-lived marriage to Angelina Jolie.
They were said to have worn vials containing each other's blood around their necks while they were together as a sign of commitment.
Billy Bob claims he is no longer in contact with his eldest daughter, Mrs Brumfield.
After Mrs Brumfield was charged in relation to the child's death in 2008, an autopsy revealed the baby had suffered a fractured skull and a brain injury due to blunt trauma - a type of physical injury to the head.
Brumfield said she noticed the baby's tongue was bleeding after the supposed fall from her playpen and cleaned it with a paper towel.
She claimed she then played with the child, who seemed 'happy', and fed her bananas and fruit snacks.
Brumfield told police she lay the child next to her on the couch and fell asleep.