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Billy Bob Thornton's daughter arrested in baby's death

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  • Amanda Brumfield arrested Friday on child neglect charges, Florida authorities say
  • Arrest stemmed from an incident in which a child fell, police say
  • Thornton is estranged from his daughter, publicist says
  • Thornton's "heart goes out to the baby's family," publicist says
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(CNN) -- The daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton has been arrested in Florida on charges of child neglect resulting in the death of an infant, police said Sunday.

Friday's arrest of Amanda Brumfield stemmed from an incident in which a child fell, said Officer Lee Stevens of the Ocoee, Florida, police. No other details were available Sunday.

Thornton's publicist, Arnold Robinson, said the actor is estranged from his daughter "and has had no contact with her for quite some time."

"When informed about this situation, he [Thornton] 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,' " Robinson told CNN in a written statement.

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