Jury finds ex-'Melrose Place' star guilty of vehicular homicide
Former 'Melrose Place' actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer, 40, second from left, of Hopewell Township, N.J. is taken into custody after jurors in Somerville, N.J., convicted her of vehicular homicide. (AP / Robert Sciarrino)
Published Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:17PM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, November 27, 2012 1:14PM EST
SOMERVILLE, N.J. -- 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 defence 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."