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Friday 17 August 2018

Billy Bob's girl guilty of killing

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

Prosecutors say 32-year-old Amanda Brumfield is expected to be sentenced in July.

Authorities say Brumfield killed her best friend's daughter during an overnight stay in October 2008.

Brumfield says one-year-old Olivia Madison Garcia was trying to climb out of a playpen and hit her head. The defence suggested the fall may have aggravated a previous injury, causing her death.

Prosecutors say it's impossible that a fall from that height caused a three-and-a-half inch fracture on the back of the girl's skull and the bleeding and swelling found in her brain.

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