Melrose Place Actress Guilty of Vehicular Homicide
Locane-Bovenizer cleared of more serious manslaughter charge
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Nov 28, 2012 2:28 PM CST
Former "Melrose Place" actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer, 40 is taken into custody after jurors in Somerville, NJ, convicted her of vehicular homicide.   (AP Photo/Robert Sciarrino, pool)

(Newser) – A New Jersey court convicted former Melrose Place actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer of vehicular homicide and assault by auto today, charges that could send the 40-year-old to prison for more than a decade, the Star-Ledger reports. But the jury cleared Locane-Bovenizer on the more serious charge of aggravated manslaughter. Locane-Bovenizer killed one woman and injured the victim's husband in a drunken 2010 crash (and reportedly couldn't stop laughing about it at the time).

The actress' lawyers never denied that she was drunk; her defense had been that she was speeding only because she was being chased by another woman she'd rear-ended previously, and that the victims had been driving too slowly. She now faces five to 10 years in prison on the vehicular homicide charge, and three to five on the assault charge—and that's not counting any additional penalties she might eventually face for driving while intoxicated or fleeing the scene of an accident.

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Nov 29, 2012 5:16 PM CST
how many people are killed by autos every year? answer: each year, autos kill over 1 million people and automobiles seriously injure 50 million people per year. how many people are in prison due to autos every year? answer: i dont know, but i'd like to. what a great, safe product. what a responsible industry. NOT!!
Nov 28, 2012 8:21 PM CST
book movie tv show?
Nov 28, 2012 6:57 PM CST
That's what happens when you hang with the drapes. She should have stayed a square like grandmother said.