Amanda Brumfield, Billy Bob Thorton's daughter, sentenced to 20 years for child manslaughter. Photo via Orange County Jail.
Amanda Brumfield, 32, is the estranged daughter to actor Billy Bob Thornton is now an accused child killer. Back in May 2011, Brumfield was convicted of aggravated manslaughter in the death of her God-daughter, Olivia Madison Garcia (known as Liv), who died in her care. Brumfield was arrested in 2008 after Liv was found by medical examiners to have a serious crack in her skull and brain hemorrhaging. Brumfield claimed the injuries were the result of the toddler falling out of her playpen but medical examiners quickly rejected her explanation, arguing that kind of brain swelling and large cranial crack couldn’t have happened from the height of a playpen.
Brumfield also failed to call 911 for 2 1/2 hours after the inflicted injury and by the time medical technicians showed up, the baby was already dead.
Brumfield and the toddler’s mother, Heather Murphy were once best friends but now Murphey wants Brumfield to pay with extended jail time. Today, Murphy got her wish as Brumfield was sentenced to 20 years in prison. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Murphy indicated that she was pleased with the sentence and felt justice was served.
Reports from the courtroom of the sentencing indicate that Brumfield was visibly upset.
The judge called the whole situation very sad and credited Brumfield almost 5 1/2 months for time served in her sentence.
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