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FILE - This image provided by the Orange County Jail shows the booking photo of the estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton, Amanda Brumfield, who was booked at the Orange County Florida Jail on Wednesday June 24, 2009. FILE - This image provided by the Orange County Jail shows the booking photo of the estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton, Amanda Brumfield, who was booked at the Orange County Florida Jail on Wednesday June 24, 2009.
Assistant state attorney Linda Drane Burdick, left, and defense attorney Jose Baez are shown during a break in the Casey Anthony murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Friday, May 27, 2011. Assistant state attorney Linda Drane Burdick, left, and defense attorney Jose Baez are shown during a break in the Casey Anthony murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Friday, May 27, 2011.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton has been found guilty in Florida of aggravated manslaughter of a child.

The Orange County State Attorney's Office says the verdict against 32-year-old Amanda Brumfield was returned Friday. She faced murder charges in the 2008 death of her best friend's 1-year-old daughter, Olivia Madison Garcia.

She was found not guilty on first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges.

Brumfield claimed the girl hit her head after falling while trying to climb out of a playpen. Prosecutors said it was "impossible" that a fall from that height would cause a three-and-a-half inch fracture on the girl's skull.

The trial took place in the same courthouse where Casey Anthony is on trial for the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

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Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com

 

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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