Recent headlines referring to the "Melrose Place" actress sentenced, are with regards to ex-cast member, Amy Locane-Bovenizer from the popular 90's television show. On Thursday, she received her prison sentence from a judge, which was considerably lower than the max sentence she could have received.
The Clarion Ledger reported on Feb. 14 that Locane-Bovenizer originally was facing up to 10 years in prison. She had been convicted of a 2010 vehicular homicide death of 60-year-old Helene Seeman. However, Locane-Bovenizer was only sentenced to three years in prison by the judge. The lowered maximum sentence came due to the hardship it would cause for the former "Melrose" actress' children, one of which has a "medical and mental disability."
Locane-Bovenizer apologized to the victim's family for her role in the New Jersey woman's death. After hearing the verdict, the victim's husband yelled at the judge "What a travesty!" right before he stormed out of the courtroom with his son.
Amy Locane-Bovenizer played the part of Sandy Harling on "Melrose Place" back in the mid 90's. The character was a waitress at a bar called Shooters, who was also a struggling actress. She was written out of the show after 13 episodes and replaced by "Jo Reynolds," played by actress Daphne Zuniga.