Judge admits he erred in sentencing ‘Melrose Place’ actress

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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 […]

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.

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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