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Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter Indicted For Murder

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Academy award-winner Billy Bob Thornton.

OCOEE, Florida (AP) The estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton has been indicted on several charges in the death of a 1-year-old girl she was babysitting in central Florida.

Amanda Brumfield, 29, was booked at the Orange County Jail on Wednesday. She faces charges of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child.

Court records show she told investigators the infant who died in her care in October acted normally and ate bananas after she fell from a playpen and hit her head. But detectives believe Brumfield's story is inconsistent with the girl's injuries.

It was not immediately clear whether Brumfield had an attorney. A telephone message left at the jail was not returned Thursday morning.

Thornton's publicist has said the actor hasn't spoken to Brumfield in years.

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Billy Bob Thornton's estranged daughter, Amanda Brumfield, booked on June 24, 2009.

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