‘Pretty disgraceful’ — NJ actress in fatal drunk-driving crash won’t do more time
SOMERVILLE — A judge says a former "Melrose Place" actress won't have to go back to prison for a fatal drunken driving crash in 2010.
Amy Locane-Bovenizer already served about two and a half years of a three-year sentence.
An appeals court last summer said the judge didn't offer enough explanation for why he sentenced her below the five-to-10-year range and ordered a new sentencing.
On Friday, the judge said Locane-Bovenizer's conduct since her release shows she isn't a threat to society.
Prosecutors had sought a seven-year sentence.
Locane-Bovenizer appeared in 13 episodes of TV's "Melrose Place" and in movies including "Cry-Baby," ''School Ties" and "Secretary."
The accident in Somerset County killed 60-year-old Helene Seeman and seriously injured Seeman's husband, Fred.
Fred Seeman called the new sentence "pretty disgraceful."
Before the sentencing, Seeman told the judge that Locane deserved to do more time because she "completely ignored the severity of the crime."
"You have a chance to get it right," he was quoted as saying by MyCentralJersey.com.
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