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Sentencing delayed for Billy Bob Thornton's estranged daughter in infant's death

Amanda Brumfield WKMG

This image provided by the Orange County Jail shows the booking photo of the estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton, Amanda Brumfield, who was booked at the Orange County Jail on Wednesday June 24, 2009. Brumfield faces charges of first-degree mur
This image provided by the Orange County Jail shows the booking photo of the estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton, Amanda Brumfield, who was booked at the Orange County Jail on Wednesday June 24, 2009.
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(CBS) ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - The sentencing of Amanda Brumfield, the estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton, in the 2008 death of her friend's child was delayed Thursday.

Brumfield was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday morning after being found guilty in May of aggravated manslaughter for the October 2008 death of a friend's 1-year-old child.

Sentencing was delayed so previous court transcripts can be reviewed, according to Florida publicatoin the Sun-Sentinel. It is unclear when it will be held again.

The 32-year-old was acquitted of the first-degree murder and aggravated child-abuse charges she originally faced in the death of her best friend's daughter, whom she was babysitting at the time in Orlando.

Now attorneys for Brumfield are expected to present a motion for acquittal, according to local station WFTV.

Brumfield claimed the child, Olivia Madison Garcia, was trying to climb out of a playpen when the toddler fell and hit her head. According to police, Brumfield waited more than two hours to call for help, reports CBS affiliate WKMG.

However, Brumfield told investigators that the child initially appeared fine after her injury and that's why she waited to get help, says WKMG.

While prosecutors say it's impossible for a fall from that height to cause the three-and-a-half inch fracture and bleeding and swelling found in the girl's brain, the defense suggested the fall may have aggravated a previous injury, causing the 1-year-old's death.

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