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Thornton's daughter denied retrial

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Sep 01, 2011 | 5:00am EDT

Amanda Brumfield - Thornton's daughter from his marriage to first wife Melissa Gatlin - was in June (11) found guilty of aggravated manslaughter in connection to the 2008 death of her best friend's one-year-old daughter Olivia Garcia, who fell from a playpen and hit her head.

The 32 year old, who was babysitting the tot, was acquitted of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges.

Judge Reginald Whitehead rejected Brumfield's application for a retrial on Monday (29Aug11), declaring, "(The) defendant's motion for a new trial is denied."

Brumfield now faces up to 30 years in prison when she is sentenced for aggravated manslaughter in October (11).

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