Amy Locane Charged With Aggravated Manslaughter And Assault

She faces 15-40 years in prison!!!

Back in June we learned that former original Melrose Place actress Amy Locane (who starred in the first season of the original show back in the 1990′s) got busted for drunk driving after she killed another driver in a car accident. Today we learn that Locane has been indicted with felony aggravated manslaughter and assault by a grand jury and faces up to 15 to 40 years in prison if she is convicted on both charges!

Former “Melrose Place” star Amy Locane has been indicted in New Jersey on charges of aggravated manslaughter and assault by auto following her deadly crash earlier this year … TMZ has learned. Sources tell TMZ Locane was indicted this afternoon by a grand jury in Somerset County. As we previously reported, Locane smashed into the side of another car in Montgomery, NJ back in June … killing the woman in the front seat. Locane told cops she had several glasses of wine before getting behind the wheel. Locane faces 10-30 years behind bars for the manslaughter charge — and 5-10 years for the assault by auto charge. Locane’s attorney Blair Zwillman tells TMZ he’s “surprised” at the aggravated manslaughter charge, adding, “I don’t believe it is supported by the law or the facts and I think it constitutes over-reaching by the prosecutor’s office.”

I can appreciate that Locane‘s lawyer is trying to argue is client out of prison but the fact that she KILLED someone because of her admitted drunk driving seems pretty clear to me that she needs to be locked up for a very long time. At the end of the day, Locane ended someone’s life … and no amount of time served in prison will undo that horrible act. Whether or not she serves a shorter sentence in prison or a longer sentence, she can never truly atone for taking another person’s life. It remains to be seen first if she will be convicted on these charges and second how long she will be sentenced to prison if she is convicted. I really have no sympathy for Amy Locane one way or the other. My thoughts go out to the family who lost their loved one in this tragic accident. The price they continue to pay is immeasurable :(

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  1. Mr. Gyllenhaal

    I don’t understand people who get wasted and drive. Sure, a drink is fine but these people get so sloshed and don’t have any respect for other people on the road. It is sad not only for the victim but also the person who was at fault. I am so against drinking and driving and I am so happy I hail from a state that has the nations strickest punishments for people who break that law!!

  2. Meghan

    She killed someone! She deserves to go to prison for a long while. I understand that it was not intentional, but she was driving while intoxicated. Plus, I believe she had hit another car shortly before she plowed into this one killing the passenger. She knew she should not have been driving.

  3. cbr600girl

    I used to love her. When I hear her name I think Cry Baby. Its really sad her life lead to the death of another.

  4. Ash

    Wait…. Then why is Brandy doing shows and DWTS.She also killed someone while drunk. I dont get it.

    • @Ash — That is a good question. The way I recall it, Brandy reached a settlement with the family … and wasn’t prosecuted by the State because she was not drunk.

  5. Sarah

    in her mug shot she kinda looks like Amy Smart. i was confused for a second….

  6. Ash

    Oh I thought she was drunk.. Doesn’t that make it worse? Not being drunk and killing someone? Thanks for letting me know. I didn’t know a settlement was made. $$$ always talks doesn’t it? Happy Holidays T!

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