Amanda Brumfield had been charged with first-degree murder of a 1-year-old she was babysitting
The estranged daughter of Billy Bob Thornton had been convicted of aggravated manslaughter in the death of a friend’s baby daughter, but was found not guilty of first-degree murder.
Brumfield had claimed the death of 1-year-old Olivia Madison Garcia, while in her care as a babysitter one night in October 2008, was an accident – and that she had simply fallen a short distance out of a playpen.
Prosecutors said such a fall would not account for the three-and-a-half inch fracture found on the girl’s skull and the bleeding and swelling on her brain.
Brumfield will be sentenced in July. She was also found not guilty of a third charge of aggravated child abuse.