'Melrose Place' Actress' Fatal Crash Sentence To Be Reworked

Law360 (July 22, 2020, 4:46 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey state appeals court for the third time ordered a new sentencing for former "Melrose Place" actress Amy Locane in her fatal drunken driving case, reasoning Wednesday that the latest judge to hand down a prison term took a rogue approach.

A three-judge Appellate Division panel vacated the five-year prison term Locane faced stemming from the 2010 crash that killed an attorney's wife, saying the Somerset County sentencing judge employed his own methodology and ignored the appeals court's previous directive regarding certain aggravating and mitigating factors.

That conduct ran afoul of New Jersey Criminal Code's sentencing scheme, according to...

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