OCOEE, Fla. (AP) The estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton charged in the death of a 1-year-old girl she was baby sitting in central Florida will remain in jail for now.
A judge ruled Wednesday that 29-year-old Amanda Brumfield will not be released until the medical examiner can testify about evidence heard during her pretrial hearing.
A detective testified that the medical examiner found bruises on the child's head and a skull fracture during the autopsy. Jan Garavaglia ruled that a fall could not have caused the injuries that the child suffered.
Brumfield was indicted last month on a first-degree murder charge. She's being held without bond.
Thornton's publicist has said the actor hasn't spoken to Brumfield for a number of years.
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June 25, 2009 - Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter Indicted For Murder
June 1, 2009 - Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter Charged in Baby's Death