Melrose Place actress faces trial

Melrose Place actress faces trial

Seeman's husband sued Locane-Bovenizer in federal court in December 2010 and the case was stayed pending resolution of the state criminal trial.



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Published: Mon 22 Jun 2015, 9:58 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:14 PM

A former Melrose Place actress convicted of vehicular manslaughter in a New Jersey court could soon face a civil trial in federal court.

A jury convicted Amy Locane-Bovenizer in 2012 for the crash that killed 60-year-old Helene Seeman in Somerset County in 2010. Locane-Bovenizer was recently released from prison after serving about 2 ½ years of a three-year sentence.

Seeman’s husband sued Locane-Bovenizer in federal court in December 2010 and the case was stayed pending resolution of the state criminal trial. In a letter filed with the court Friday, attorney Raymond Silverman said settlement talks have stalled and his client is no longer interested in a settlement.

Silverman said Fred Seeman wants to move forward with pre-trial preparations so the case is “’trial-ready’ in the near future.”

Prosecutors say Locane-Bovenizer was driving with a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit when her SUV slammed into a Mercury Milan driven by Fred Seeman as he was turning into his driveway.

Locane-Bovenizer appeared in 13 episodes of TV’s Melrose Place and in movies including Cry-Baby, School Ties and Secretary.


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