"Melrose Place" alum Amy Locane-Bovenizer had been convicted of vehicular homicide and assault by auto in relation to a deadly 2010 collision
Former "Melrose Place" actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer is moving to a considerably less trendy location for the next three years: New Jersey state prison.
Locane-Bovenizer, who played Sandy Louise Harling for 13 episodes on the '90s nighttime soap, was sentenced in a New Jersey courtroom on Thursday for vehicular homicide and assault by auto, in connection with a June 2010 drunken crash that killed one person and critically injured another.
The 41-year-old received three-year sentences for each count, which will be served concurrently.
Locane-Bovenizer, who will receive 81 days credit for time already served, will be eligible for parole in a little over 30 months.
She had earlier been acquitted on an aggravated manslaughter charge.
The "Melrose Place" alum, who also starred in the 1990 Johnny Depp film "Cry-Baby," could have received five to 10 years on the vehicular homicide charge and three to five years on the auto by assault defense.
During the trial, prosecutors said that Locane-Bovenizer was driving 53 mph in a 35 mph zone and had a blood-alcohol content three times the legal limit of .08 when her Chevy Tahoe collided with a car that was making a left turn, killing the passenger and critically injuring the passenger's husband, who was driving.
Her attorney didn't argue that Locane-Bovemizer was intoxicated during the incident, but maintained that the car she hit was turning too slowly.
The Somerset County prosecutor's office is expected to appeal the sentence next week.
According to NJ.com, Superior Court judge Robert Reed considered the fact that Locane-Bovenizer has two children, one of whom suffers from Crohn's disease, when deciding the sentence.
"I have little or no sympathy for an adult who chooses to drink and drive," Reed told Locane-Bovenizer in court. "The dilemma this court faces is whether the crimes of the mother shall be visited upon the children."
The sentence prompted angry outbursts from her victim Fred Seeman and his son, Ford.
"This isn't justice!" Ford cried out, according to NJ.com.
"Having a sick child doesn't give you a pass to kill my wife!" the elder Seeman added.
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