Former “Melrose Place” actress Amy Locane was sentenced Friday to extra jail time for a 2010 DUI crash in New Jersey that killed a girl.
Locane, 47, was given 5 years behind bars by State Superior Court docket Decide Kevin Shanahan, however doubtless will serve about 20 months if her subsequent attraction fails, based on her lawyer James Wronko. Locane is searching for to be free on bail pending her attraction.
She served about two-and-a-half years of a three-year sentence earlier than her 2015 launch and has accomplished a three-year parole time period.
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An appeals court docket ordered Locane to be re-sentenced after figuring out the preliminary sentence imposed by Decide Robert Reed was too lenient and inadequate for the crash that killed Helene Seeman, 60, and severely injured Seeman’s husband, Fred Seeman. Locane smashed into their SUV as they had been handing over to their driveway.
Locane’s blood-alcohol stage was doubtless about thrice the authorized restrict for driving on the time of the crash in Somerville, based on a state skilled.
Helene died on the scene, whereas her teenage son Curtis noticed her die after working out of the home when he heard the crash, MyCentralJersey.com reported.
Fred Seeman sobbed as he advised the choose how the crash ripped his household aside and the way he practically died from his accidents. He mentioned the trauma nonetheless impacts his son, who witnessed his mom useless on their entrance garden, NJ.com reported. Fred additionally argued gentle sentence wouldn’t deter New Jerseyans from ingesting and driving, the report mentioned.
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Son Ford Seeman additionally gave a tearful and emotional testimony, based on the outlet.
“Amy broke our household, then Reed gave us purpose to lose religion on this planet,” Ford mentioned.
Reed had cited Locane’s younger kids, together with one daughter identified with Crohn’s illness, as a mitigating consider his sentencing.
“There’s not a day that has passed by that I’ve not considered the ache that my actions precipitated the Seeman household and naturally Helene Seeman,” Locane mentioned in court docket Friday. “I’ve labored very arduous to appropriate that habits and never be that one who did that on that day.”
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The actress, who was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and different offenses, had confronted as much as 10 years on essentially the most critical depend.
Locane acted in 13 episodes of the favored Fox collection and in addition appeared in a number of films, together with “Cry-Child” with Johnny Depp.
The Related Press contributed to this report.