Actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer, 40, who was convicted by a jury in November of vehicular homicide, was sentenced to three years in prison in connection with a fatal accident on Cherry Valley Road in June 2010.
Although Locane-Bovenizer faced 5 to 10 years in prison on the conviction, Superior Court Judge Robert Reed lowered the maximum sentence, citing hardship on the woman’s two children, one of whom has a medical disability.
In the accident, Locane-Bovenizer slammed into the passenger side of an SUV driven by Fred Seeman with his wife, Helene Seeman, a passenger, in front of the couple’s Montgomery Township home, killing her and seriously injuring him. Police found her to be drunk at the time of the accident, with a blood-alcohol content of three times the legal limit of .08.
“What a travesty!” Seeman, yelled after the sentence was read.
“This is not justice,” Ford Seeman, the victim’s 26-year-old son, told the judge before storming out of the courtroom.
Locane-Bovenizer, a resident of Hopewell who is most famous for her role on the television series “Melrose Place,” was acquitted of a second and more serious charge, aggravated manslaughter.
West Windsor Police were called to Batallure Beauty, based at 104 Carnegie Center, after an employee made a threat during an argument on January 31.
According to police, the employee, a resident of South Plainfield, was arguing with a colleague over a printer malfunction when he became upset and made reference to the massacre of schoolchildren in Newtown, Connecticut. “If I had a gun, I’d take everyone out like Newtown,” police said the man allegedly said.
No charges have been filed because the incident did not take place in the presence of the police officers, said Lieutenant Patrick McCormick.
Police said the employee was terminated as a result of the comment. Acompany representative, who declined to be identified, declined to comment on the incident or whether the employee had been fired.