Amy Locane-Bovenizer has been found guilty of vehicular manslaughter by a New Jersey jury, according to FOX News.
The actress was also convicted of assault by auto for the 2010 automobile accident. The former Melrose Place actress was reportedly acquitted of aggravated manslaughter, which is a more serious charge.
Reports indicate that Amy Locane-Bovenizer’s blood alcohol level at the time of the accident was three times over the legal limit. Authorities believe her intoxication was instrumental in the death of a 60-year-old woman. The victim’s husband survived the incident.
During the actress’ trial in October, EMT Ali Larcombe explained that Amy Locane was nearly incoherent and babbling incessantly when authorities arrived at the scene.
“She asked if we knew who she was. We had no idea what she meant,” Larcombe said. “After the fact we realized she was referring to show business. She was in her own world, spaced out. She didn’t have sense of the magnitude. She was, I don’t want to use the word happy, but unaware.”
According to the Washington Post, the actress could face five to 10 years in prison for the vehicular homicide charge. The ruling stipulates that she must spend at least 85 percent of her time behind bars without parole.
Assistant Prosecutor Matthew Murphy explained that, while justice was served, nobody was walking away from the trial a winner.
“This is a sad day for the Seeman Family. There were no winners declared by the verdict. There are only losers,” Murphy explained. “A husband lost his dear wife; his two children lost their mother; and Helene’s mother lost her daughter. That loss can never be rectified by a verdict.”
Amy Locane-Bovenizer is presently scheduled to return to court on March 1 for sentencing. It’s also being reported that additional motor vehicle charges are pending against the former Melrose Place actress.