Melrose Place Actor Sentenced To Prison

February 15, 2013, 8:57 am WHO Magazine whomagazine

Amy Locane-Bovenizer sentenced to 3 years in prison after DUI car crash

Melrose Place Actor Sentenced To Prison

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Former Melrose Place actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer was sentenced to three years in prison for killing New Jersey woman Helene Seeman in a 2010 drunk driving accident. The verdict was delivered Thursday, Feb. 14. "What a travesty!" the victim's husband, Fred Seeman, reportedly shouted at the judge.

The 41-year-old actress faced a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, but her punishment was reduced by seven years. The judge cited potential hardships placed on her children, one of whom has a medical and mental disability. Locane-Bovenizer apologised to Seeman's family in court.


At the time of her arrest, Locane-Bovenizer's blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the US legal limit. The actress, also known for her role in School Ties, was convicted of vehicular homicide in November 2012.

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"This is a sad day for the Seeman Family. There were no winners declared by the verdict. There are only losers," assistant prosecutor Matthew Murphy said at the time.

"A husband lost his dear wife; his two children lost their mother; and Helene's mother lost her daughter. That loss can never be rectified by a verdict."

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  1. Ghost Hunter06:18pm Friday 15th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    It's about time governments stepped in and removed these wimpy judges ability to hand down these totally pathetic sentences. Make sentencing much harder on the law breakers. Set FIXED TIME BEHIND BARS sentencing with NO interference from the judge allowed. - No excuses accepted. NO parole. NO early release. Build bigger, tougher jails and lock them away !

  2. Sam03:53pm Friday 15th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Its not only discrimination against men but also against women that have no kids. She gets a leinient sentance because she "has Kids", so therefor its not all that bad that she killed someone? How pathetic.

  3. Glib03:22pm Friday 15th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Another Fake Blonde Formula Female with that American giant masculine jawline & chin, which makes it look like a tranny.

  4. James s02:27pm Friday 15th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    She'll be out in a couple of days on probation. How often to celebs even has beens and females go to prison for long periods of time. Hell look at Lohan she should have had the book thrown at her several times and sentenced to several counts of life in prison and yet she walks free...the court systems everywhere are there to keep the common people in line not the rich.

  5. kiwiguy02:08pm Friday 15th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    a man wouldve got 10 yrs no matter how tight his top was or how much his kids would miss him. American justice sucks!.


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