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Thornton’s estranged daughter gets 20 years in prison

Amanda Brumfield was found guilty of aggravated manslaughter in connection to the 2008 death of little Olivia Garcia, her best friend Heather Murphy’s one-year-old daughter who fell from a playpen and hit her head.

The 32 year old, who had been babysitting the tot, was initially acquitted of first-degree murder and aggravated abuse charges, but she was convicted of the lesser count in June (11). She was denied a retrial in August (11).

Brumfield appeared in an Orange County, Florida court for sentencing on Thursday (06Oct11), when she was handed the 20-year prison sentence. She was also ordered to pay $10,000 (£6,250) in legal costs.

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Brumfield, Thornton’s daughter from his marriage to first wife Melissa Gatlin, had been facing up to 30 years behind bars.

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