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"Melrose Place" actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer gets 3 years for deadly N.J. crash

Former "Melrose Place" actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer in seen court as the jury in her trial returns a verdict in Somerville, N.J., on Nov. 27, 2012. AP Photo/The Star-Ledger

(AP) SOMERVILLE, N.J. - A 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.

The victim's husband yelled, "What a travesty!" at the judge after Thursday's sentencing, and he and his son stormed out of the courtroom.

Amy 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.

The actress apologized to Seeman's family.

Locane-Bovenizer's blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit when the crash occurred.

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