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Billy Bob Thornton's daughter Amanda Brumfield guilty of killing 1-year-old

tbd-amandabrumfield060311.jpgWhile everyone is transfixed by the Casey Anthony trial, Billy Bob Thornton's daughter was convicted of aggravated manslaughter in the death of a 1-year-old Orlando girl last Friday, E! reports. You may not have heard of the connection, since Billy Bob hasn't talked to Amanda Brumfield in years.

The 32-year-old Brumfield was accused of killing her best friend's baby girl, Olivia Madison Garcia, who suffered a 3.5-inch fracture of her skull, while babysitting her in October 2008. Brumfield's defense argued the child fell from a playpen but appeared fine, explaining why Brumfield waited two hours to call for help. The jury didn't buy that explanation, but she did beat charges of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse. She will be sentenced in July.

Brumfield was born in 1979 to Melissa Lee Gatlin, who was Thornton's first wife. He's been married five times and he has something like four kids by three different women, so it's no surprise they haven't spoken in ages. Heck, it took us a week to even find out, so imagine when Billy Bob will hear about it.

[Photo: AP]


[Last modified: Thursday, June 2, 2011 3:02pm]


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