Ex-‘Melrose Place’ Actress Guilty of Vehicular Homicide

Attorney Ellen Torregrossa-O'Connor, left, holds the hand of former 'Melrose Place' actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer, 40, as the jury in her trial returns a verdict on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 in Somerville, N.J. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, Robert Sciarrino)

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — 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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