Thursday, June 2, 2011
Billy Bob Thornton’s Daughter Found Guilty in Death of 1-Year-Old Girl
His estranged oldest daughter, Amanda Brumfield, was found guilty of the accidental death of her friend’s 1-year-old daughter, after claiming the girl died when she fell from her playpen.
Brumfield was originally charged with murder and child abuse.
The death was caused by a 1-inch fracture to the young girl’s skull and bleeding from the brain, but Brumfield maintained her defense that the child died by accident.
The jury agreed with her and found her guilty of manslaughter, a lesser crime, and accidental death instead.
Brumfield is expected back in an Orlando Florida court room in July to receive her sentence.
Billy Bob has not had contact with his oldest daughter for years. She was the child of Thornton and Melissa Lee Gatlin.
After Thornton and Gatlin divorced, Billy Bob married and divorced again before getting hitched to Hollywood A-list actress Angelina Jolie. That marriage ended in divorce also and Jolie went on to marry actor Brad Pitt.
Thornton is best known for his roles in The Informers, Mr. Woodcock, School for Scoundrels, Bad News Bears, Friday Night Lights, Bad Santa, Monster's Ball, Pushing Tin, Primary Colors, Sling Blade, Indecent Proposal, just to name a few.
The actor is currently filming the animated movie “Puss in Boots” due out later this year, and “The Baytown Disco”, a thriller about three redneck brothers who agree to help a woman save her son from an abusive father.
Thornton is also the lead singer of the band Boxmasters.
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