Academy award-winner Billy Bob Thornton.
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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.
Billy Bob Thornton's estranged daughter, Amanda Brumfield, booked on June 24, 2009.
(AP Photo/Orange County Jail)
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