GUILTY FL - Olivia Madison Garcia, 1, dies of head trauma, Ocoee, 4 Oct 2008

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  1. White Rain

    White Rain Active Member

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    We've learned the oldest daughter of Billy Bob Thornton has been charged with child neglect in the death of a 1-year-old she was babysitting.

    Amanda Brumfield told cops the child died in October after falling from her playpen, but a spokesman for the Ocoee Police Department said Amanda Brumfield's story didn't add up.

    An autopsy determined the child suffered a fractured skull and a subdural hematoma due to blunt trauma.
    more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/05/31/billy-bob-thornton-daughter--arrested/
     
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  3. Indianagirl

    Indianagirl New Member

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    From same article

    UPDATE -- A rep for Thornton sent TMZ this statement: "Mr. Thornton is estranged from Amanda and has had no contact with her for quite some time, however when informed about this situation he commented that, 'Anytime a baby's life is lost is an unimaginable tragedy and my heart goes out to the baby's family and loved ones.'"
     
  4. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    How old is Amanda? I couldn't find that. TIA for anyone that knows.

    She looks like her father. Curious wording with the use of "estranged". It makes me think there is more to that use of wording that meets the eye. I don't see why his name was drug into it but I'm a bit obtuse today.

    I'm sorry for the family that lost their precious child.
     
  5. HesterMofet

    HesterMofet Member

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    According to this article, she's 29:

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/0531200...bob_thorntons_daughter_blamed_for__171860.htm
     
  6. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    Thanks Hester for the article. She's a grown woman and should face the full consequences of the death of the child she was left in charge of...
     
  7. Trino

    Trino Active Member

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    Maybe it's just me, but this child is still Thornton's grandchild. What's with "my heart goes out to the baby's family and loved ones?" Shouldn't he be considered family, a loved one?
     
  8. Baxter

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    She was the babysitter for the child. I don't think she was the mother.
     
  9. skippi

    skippi Inactive

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    So this happened last October? Wonder why she wasn't charged earlier?
     
  10. analytical

    analytical I think, therefore I am......

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    http://www.bnd.com/167/story/789864.html?storylink=omni_popular

    Report: Billy Bob Thornton's daughter charged in girl's death
    The Associated Press

    OCOEE, Fla. -- The oldest daughter of Billy Bob Thornton faces charges in the death of a 1-year-old girl she was babysitting in October, a celebrity gossip Web site reported Sunday.

    Ocoee (oh COH' ee) police confirmed that 29-year-old Amanda Brumfield is charged with child neglect causing harm or disability and was in custody.

    Web site tmz.com reported she is Thornton's daughter, but police spokesman Lee Stephens said the police records department was closed Sunday and he couldn't find out whether Brumfield is related to Thornton.

    Brumfield told detectives that a girl she was babysitting hit her head in a fall in an Ocoee home on Oct. 3, Detective James Berish said in a news release. Brumfield called for help more than two hours later when she couldn't revive the girl, police in the city near Orlando said.

    An autopsy determined the girl had a fractured skull and brain injury. The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide and said the explanation Brumfield gave was inconsistent with the child's injuries, police said.

    Thornton's publicist Arnold Robinson said the actor has not had contact with Brumfield for quite some time.

    He wouldn't confirm that Brumfield was the woman arrested, but that when Thornton was "informed about this situation" he commented that, "Anytime a baby's life is lost is an unimaginable tragedy and my heart goes out to the baby's family and loved ones."

    Police did not know whether Brumfield had an attorney.
     
  11. alwaysonmymind

    alwaysonmymind Proud Army Mom

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    Thank you for posting this. I caught some of this on HLN and misunderstood part of it.

    So, the incident happened October 3, 2008. Seven months before she was charged and arrested. I heard she is a mother to 2 children. I hope they are in the care of someone who loves them.

    My heart goes out to the families affected by this.
     
  12. analytical

    analytical I think, therefore I am......

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    You're welcome :)

    Thornton's ex and mother of the woman is defending her daughter likening the matter to Natasha Richardson's death -

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,523842,00.html
     
  13. KaylynnCouture

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    This was featured on Nancy Grace tonight. They also released the 911 tapes, and aired them as well.

    My thoughts and prayers really go out to the family. How terrible. :(
     
  14. nursebeeme

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    I am surprised there wasn't an agg. murder charge filed in light of the autopsy results!
     
  15. SleuthyMama

    SleuthyMama Listening to my gut

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    Yeah, I watched this on NG last night too. Horrible, senseless tragedy. I heard she was watching not only Olivia, the baby that died but Olivia's sibling and her own two children that night. From the autopsy results I'm thinking not so good thoughts about this chick. Sounds like she might have been overwhelmed watching the 4 of them and lashed out at Olivia if perhaps she was cranky/fussy.
     
  16. Columbo

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    This would probably fall under the category of hearsay, so it could be wrong, however--here goes: I had heard that Billy Bob Thornton was physically abusive to his first wife-- I thought that was the reason for their divorce. It seems that I recall the kids were abused, too, so it seems quite possible that his daughter was also a victim, and is keeping the cycle of abuse going.
    Again--I could be wrong about the kids but did hear that he abused his wife (not Angelina Jolie who I think was his second wife).
     
  17. nursebeeme

    nursebeeme Registered User

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    Columbo... I recall the same thing. Sad.
     
  18. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    Thanks Columbo. I have what I call an a--hole whoopie light in my head. When I come across one or hear one speak my whoppie light goes off...Ol' Billy Bob does that to my light.
     
  19. nursebeeme

    nursebeeme Registered User

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    A hole whoopie light! LOVE IT!!!!!
     
  20. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    :D Heh
     
  21. nursebeeme

    nursebeeme Registered User

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    I bet your whoopie light could light up a football stadium when you look at Billybob, kat! ;-)
     

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