Thursday, June 02, 2011

Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter Convicted Of Manslaughter


You would think that since the trial of Billy Bob Thornton's daughter was going on in the same courthouse as the Casey Anthony trial that someone would have already discussed this, but the first report I saw of the guilty verdict handed down against Billy Bob Thornton's daughter, Amanda Brumfield was this morning.

Amanda had been charged with first degree murder, aggravated manslaughter, and another child endangerment charge, but was only found guilty of the aggravated manslaughter charge after a baby she was taking care of in 2008 died. Amanda says the baby fell out of a playpen, but prosecutors said the skull fracture and internal bleeding found inside the baby does not match up with Amanda's story.

Amanda will be sentenced in July.

11 comments:

Rose said...

How sad for the baby and the family.

RocketQueen said...

Wow. I think I read about this a while back - Billy Bob essentially had no hand in raising her, right? Poor baby :(

ms snarky said...

All the news stories say "estranged daughter" so it sounds like Billy Bob isn't in her life at all.

mikey said...

Does anyone know if BB was ever involved in her life, or was he just a sperm donor?

mikey said...

Does anyone know if BB was ever involved in her life, or was he just a sperm donor?

Quanisha Mary Aoki said...

If he knew of this daughter, he should have gotten to know her by any means. I don't know if it would have prevented this tragedy.

__-__=__ said...

Sperm donor. She's down there in FLA where drugs are readily available at the corner pain clinic. Lots of baby killing going on down there. Horrible, horrible crimes. Drugs are bad, mmmmkay.

valerie said...

Gee, color me surprised that Billy Bob's daughter would have serious issues. NOT.

timebob said...

I read he helped her with legal fees which is most likely why she beat the murder rap wth a good lawyer and got the lesser manslaughter. But has had nothing to do with her growing up.

Lizzie said...

I don't think BB ever wanted to be a father, and I don't believe he has one iota of a fatherly bone in his body....I feel for her.

Henriette said...

Wasn't Billy Bob originally Maddox's father? I think that, besides their insanity, that broke them up.