Whats with Amy Locane who killed a woman

Last week, Amy Locane, 45, was spared more jail time after the family of the woman she killed back in 2010 appealed a decision that saw the actress released after serving just 2.5 years.

Locane was three times over the legal limit when she rear-ended into Fred and Helene Seeman’s car in New Jersey.

Mrs Seeman was killed, while her husband was severely injured.

The judge listed the welfare of Locane’s daughters, aged eight and six, as the reason for not imposing a harsher sentence on her. One of them has Crohn’s disease.

“I had worked so hard since 2010 on my sobriety, on adjusting to life in prison, on being released from prison, on acclimating to my children’s lives, and to parole that having to go back would seriously interrupt, if not destroy, any progress I had made in becoming human again,” Locane told nj.com

Locane, who starred as Sandy Harling in Season 1 of Melrose Place and as Allison Vernon-Williams in the movie Cry Baby, said her friends abandoned her while she was in prison.

“Being in prison is almost like witnessing your own death,” she said. “People write to you initially and then they disappear. Then, sometimes you hear from absolute strangers and they tell you to stay strong.”

She said her stint in prison was “dehumanising.”

“You take a shower with 60 other women. You have no privacy. I read a lot of books to distract me from my situation. Guards went through your mail. My girls would send me Mother’s Day cards and the guards wouldn’t let me keep them because they were too large or they contained glitter. Every time I left a visit with my girls, I had to endure a strip search in which I had to strip, squat and cough,” she said.

The time in prison would also take a toll on her marriage to Mark Bovenizer, who served her with divorce papers just months after she was released for jail in June 2015.

In handing down his decision not to send Locane back to prison, Superior Court Judge Robert B. Reed said the actress was a model prisoner and had attended weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings since being let out on parole.