'Melrose Place' actress found guilty of vehicular homicide

Jurors in New Jersey have convicted a former Melrose Place actress of vehicular homicide.

The Star-Ledger of Newark reports the panel on Tuesday also acquitted Amy Locane-Bovenizer of a more serious charge, aggravated manslaughter, in the 2010 accident that killed a 60-year-old woman. Somerset County prosecutors said Locane-Bovenizer’s blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit when the crash occurred on a dark two-lane road in Montgomery Township.

The defense conceded she was driving under the influence. But her lawyer claimed a woman was chasing her after an earlier accident, forcing her to speed.

The actress appeared in 13 episodes of TV’s Melrose Place and in movies including Cry-Baby, School Ties, and Secretary.

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