Ex-’Melrose Place’ Actress Guilty In Fatal Crash
Jurors have convicted a former “Melrose Place” actress of vehicular homicide.
The Star-Ledger reports the panel on Tuesday also acquitted Amy Locane-Bovenizer of a more serious charge, aggravated manslaughter, in the 2010 accident that killed a 60-year-old woman.
Somerset County prosecutors said Locane-Bovenizer’s blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit when the crash occurred on a dark two-lane road in Montgomery Township.
The defense conceded she was driving under the influence. But her lawyer claimed a woman was chasing her after an earlier accident, forcing her to speed.
She faces five to 10 years in prison on the vehicular homicide charge. She also was convicted of assault by auto and faces three to five years in prison on that count. Her bail was revoked after the verdict and she is now in jail.
The actress appeared in 13 episodes of TV’s “Melrose Place” and in movies including “Cry-Baby,” ”School Ties” and “Secretary.”