This Nov. 27, 2012 file photo shows former "Melrose Place" actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer in court as the jury in her trial returns a verdict in Somerville, N.J. Locane-Bovenizer, who was driving drunk when her SUV plowed into a car and killed a New Jersey woman, was sentenced Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, to three years in prison. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, Robert Sciarrino, Pool)
SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- 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 as Seeman's husband turned into their driveway.