Judge admits he erred in sentencing ‘Melrose Place’ actress

Amy Locane Bovenizer cries as she is being sentenced on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 in Somerville, N.J.   Locane-Bovenizer, the former "Melrose Place" actress who was driving drunk when her SUV plowed into a car and killed a New Jersey woman has been sentenced to three years in prison. Locane-Bovenizer faced up to 10 years in prison after a jury in November convicted her of vehicular homicide in the 2010 death of 60-year-old Helene Seeman in Montgomery Township. The judge lowered the maximum sentence citing the hardship on Locane-Bovenizer's two children. One has a medical and mental disability.  Locane-Bovenizer's blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit when the crash occurred.  (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, Patti Sapone, Pool)
Amy Locane Bovenizer cries as she is being sentenced on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 in Somerville, N.J. Locane-Bovenizer, the former "Melrose Place" actress who was driving drunk when her SUV plowed into a car and killed a New Jersey woman has been sentenced to three years in prison. Locane-Bovenizer faced up to 10 years in prison after a jury in November convicted her of vehicular homicide in the 2010 death of 60-year-old Helene Seeman in Montgomery Township. The judge lowered the maximum sentence citing the hardship on Locane-Bovenizer's two children. One has a medical and mental disability. Locane-Bovenizer's blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit when the crash occurred. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, Patti Sapone, Pool)

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) – A judge has admitted he erred when sentencing a former “Melrose Place” actress for a deadly 2010 drunken-driving crash.

NJ.com reports the judge says actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer should’ve served an additional six months. Somerset County Superior Court Judge Robert Reed’s admission came Friday during a status conference on her Dec. 2 resentencing hearing.

An appeals court in July ruled the judge must offer a detailed justification for why he downgraded her sentence to three years. She faced a sentencing range of five to 10 years.

This photo taken Feb. 14, 2013, shows Amy Locane Bovenizer entering the courtroom to be sentenced in Somerville, N.J. The former “Melrose Place” actress who was convicted for a fatal drunken driving crash in 2010 faces a re-sentencing after the state appealed her initial sentence as too lenient. A state appeals court on Friday, July 22, 2016, ruled the trial judge must offer a more detailed justification for why he downgraded Locane-Bovenizer’s sentence to three years. Locane-Bovenizer appeared in 13 episodes of TV's "Melrose Place" and in movies including "Cry-Baby," "School Ties" and "Secretary. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, Patti Sapone, Pool)
This photo taken Feb. 14, 2013, shows Amy Locane Bovenizer entering the courtroom to be sentenced in Somerville, N.J. The former “Melrose Place” actress who was convicted for a fatal drunken driving crash in 2010 faces a re-sentencing after the state appealed her initial sentence as too lenient. A state appeals court on Friday, July 22, 2016, ruled the trial judge must offer a more detailed justification for why he downgraded Locane-Bovenizer’s sentence to three years. Locane-Bovenizer appeared in 13 episodes of TV’s “Melrose Place” and in movies including “Cry-Baby,” “School Ties” and “Secretary. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, Patti Sapone, Pool)

The state appealed the sentence as too lenient.

The actress appeared in 13 episodes of “Melrose Place” and in movies. Her blood-alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit when she smashed into a car, killing a woman.

Her defense argued the crash was an accident.

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