Billy Bob Thornton‘s estranged daughter Amanda Brumfield has been found guilty of aggravated manslaughter of a 1-year-old girl in Orlando. Amanda was tried in the same courthouse as the more high profile case of Casey Anthony, the Florida mother accused of killing her two-year-old daughter.
Amanda, 32, was convicted last Friday, the Associated Press reports, and is expected to be sentenced in July.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Amanda received her verdict in the same Orlando courthouse where Casey Anthony is being tried for the murder of her daughter.
“In contrast to the more high-profile Casey Anthony trial, expected to drag on for months in a courtroom 13 floors above it, the Brumfield trial took less than a week,” the OS reports.
The prosecutors in the case maintain that Amanda killed her best best friend’s daughter during an overnight babysitting job in October 2008.
Amanda claims that 1-year-old Olivia Madison Garcia was trying to climb out of a playpen when she hit her head and sustained trauma. Her defense team suggests the fall may have “aggravated a previous injury, causing her death,” the AP reports.
However, prosecutors find it impossible that a fall from that low height would cause a three-and-a-half inch fracture on the back of the girl’s skull and the bleeding and swelling found in her brain.
She will be sentenced in July and was found not guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated child-abuse charges.