Billy Bob Thornton’s estranged daughter Amanda Brumfield was yesterday sentenced to 20 years in prison for the aggravated manslaughter of the young daughter of her best friend. She had been found guilty of the charge in May.
Brumfield (32) was sentenced to 20 years in jail in connection with the 2008 death of her best friend’s daughter, Olivia Madison Garcia (aged 1). Olivia was also Amanda’s god-daughter.
Brumfield had claimed that Olivia fell and hit her head while trying to climb out of a playpen. However, Prosecutors branded that as “impossible.” The injury which killed her was a three-and-a-half inch fracture on Garcia’s skull. Prosecutors used expert witnesses to show that could not be caused by a fall from that height.
However, Brumfield’s defense team do plan to appeal the sentence. She had already been found not guilty on first degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges in connection with Olivia’s death.
Billy Bob was married to Angelina Jolie for three years. He has four children by three different women, but none by Jolie. The trial of his estranged daughter, Amanda Brumfield, was held in the same courthouse as Casey Anthony’s trial for the murder of her daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony. She was acquitted of killing her daughter.