Former Melrose Place actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer was sentenced to three years in prison today for killing a New Jersey woman during a drunk driving accident in 2010.
According to the Clarion Leger, Locane-Bovenizer could have been sentenced to 10 years for vehicular homicide. The judge said that he lowered the maximum sentence because of the “hardships” on her two children.
The family of 60-year-old Helene Seeman, the woman who was killed in the accident, were unhappy with the sentencing. Seeman’s husband shouted “what a travesty” after the sentence was announced and stormed out of the court room.
According to the Herald Sun, the Melrose Place actress was convicted of vehicular homicide last November.
After the actress was convicted, assistant prosecutor Matthew Murphy said:
This is a sad day for the Seeman family… There were no winners declared by the verdict. There are only losers. 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.”
Locane-Bovenizer’s blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit at the time of the crash.
Locane-Bovenizer is best known for playing Sandy Louise Harling on Melrose Place. She has also appeared in Airheads, School Ties, and Cry Baby.