Thornton’s Estranged Daughter Gets 20 Years In Prison

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October 6, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

Billy Bob Thornton’s estranged daughter has been sentenced to serve 20 years behind bars after a child died in her care.
Amanda Brumfield was found guilty of aggravated manslaughter in connection to the 2008 death of little Olivia Garcia, her best friend Heather Murphy’s one-year-old daughter who fell from a playpen and hit her head.

The 32 year old, who had been babysitting the tot, was initially acquitted of first-degree murder and aggravated abuse charges, but she was convicted of the lesser count in June. She was denied a retrial in August.

Brumfield appeared in an Orange County, Florida court for sentencing on Thursday, when she was handed the 20-year prison sentence. She was also ordered to pay $10,000 in legal costs.

Brumfield, Thornton’s daughter from his marriage to first wife Melissa Gatlin, had been facing up to 30 years behind bars.

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