Thornton’s daughter walks free on bail

Amanda Brumfield – Thornton’s 29-year-old child from his marriage to first wife Melissa Gatlin – was arrested in May (09) following an incident last October (08), when one-year-old Olivia Garcia fell from a playpen and hit her head.

The tot’s death was ruled a homicide and Brumfield has been charged with a number of crimes, including first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter.

Brumfield – who has not had any contact with Thornton for several years – was released from Orange County Jail in Florida on Friday (24Jul09) after paying $279,000 (£186,000) for her freedom.

She is due to return to court in December (09) when she will stand trial.