Billy Bob Thornton's daughter indicted

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 June 2009
Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton's daughter indicted

Billy Bob Thornton's daughter Amanda Brumfield has been charged with first degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter following the death of a one-year-old child she was caring for

Billy Bob Thornton's daughter has been charged with first degree murder.

Amanda Brumfield - who is estranged from her actor father - was also indicted on aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter charges on Wednesday (24.06.09), following the death of a one-year-old girl in her care in Florida last October.

Brumfield, 29 - who was charged with child neglect causing harm or disability earlier this month - was booked at the Orange County jail.

When she was initially arrested, Brumfield reportedly told police the child died after sustaining a head injury following a fall from a playpen. It is alleged she did not call for help for two-and-a-half hours.

An autopsy showed the youngster had a fractured skull and a brain injury, prompting the death to be ruled a homicide.

A police spokesman said at the time: "It's not believable that a one year old can balance themselves on a railing. We do believe her head hit a hard object but you would either have to fall harder or hit something with more force than a 28-inch playpen fall."

After Brumfield's arrest, Thornton's publicist said: "Mr. Thornton is estranged from Amanda and has had no contact with her for quite some time.

"However, when informed about this situation, he commented that, 'Any time a baby's life is lost is an unimaginable tragedy and my heart goes out to the baby's family and loved ones.' "

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