Amy Locane-Bovenizer, a former Melrose Place actress, was sentenced three years in prison for killing a woman while driving under the influence.
The victim’s relatives were infuriated when hearing the sentence, considering that the judge will give the 10-year maximum. In November, Amy Locane-Bovenizer was convicted of vehicular homicide for the death of 60-year-old Helene Seeman in Montgomery Township back in 2010.
The actress has already served 81 days and she will be eligible for parole after two and a half years. Her license was suspended for 5 years and she will be on probation for 3 years after her release. According to the police reports, she was driving with a blood-alcohol level almost three times the legal limit, when her sport utility vehicle hit a Mercury Milan driven by Fred Seeman, killing his wife.
Among the factors contributing to an easier sentence, was the fact that the actress was speeding because a third motorist was chasing her after being rear-ended, distracting the actress, and also the fact that her child, who has a serious medical and mental disability, is deteriorating psychologically and physically since her incarceration, therefore a longer incarceration making the situation worse.
“I’m just glad her little girls will have their mother back soon,” Locane-Bovenizer’s mother, Helen Locane, said as she walked out of the courtroom.