Amanda Brumfield, the daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton, has been found guilty of aggravated manslaughter of a child in an Orlando, Florida court.
The charges stem from an October 2008 incident at a friend's home, where 1 year-old Olivia Madison Garcia suffered a skull fracture and died. Brumfield's lawyers claimed it was an accident, and that the child was attempting to climb out of its playpen when it fell.
The prosecution argued that a fall from a playpen could not have caused a three-and-a-half-inch skull fracture. Although Brumfield was found guilty of manslaughter, she was acquitted on first degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges.
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Brumfield will be sentenced in July.
At the time of her arrest in June 2009, Thornton's publicist released a statement, saying that "[Thornton] has had no contact with her for quite some time. When informed about this situation, he commented that, 'Anytime a baby's life is lost is an unimaginable tragedy and my heart goes out to the baby's family and loved ones.' "