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Actress Amy Locane Charged of Manslaughter

December 17, 2010 (8:46 am) GMT
The former 'Melrose Place' star admitted that she sipped a few glasses of wine before her vehicle struck another car earlier this year and killed one.
Amy Locane

Former "Melrose Place" actress Amy Locane has been indicted on charges of aggravated manslaughter and assault by automobile after she was involved in a fatal car crash earlier this year. The star, who also appeared opposite in "Cry-Baby", was driving in Montgomery, New Jersey in June when she struck another vehicle as it turned into a driveway.

Helene Seeman, a passenger in the front seat of the other car, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver, Fred Seeman, was airlifted to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. Locane confessed to police she had had several glasses of wine before getting behind the wheel, reports TMZ.com.

She was formally charged by a grand jury in Somerset County on Thursday, December 16 afternoon. However, her attorney Blair Zwillman has vowed to challenge the aggravated manslaughter count, insisting: "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."

If convicted, the actress faces a maximum of 30 years for the manslaughter charge and up to 10 years for the assault by auto count.

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