The world is small and it is certainly not Amy Locane who will say the opposite. Known for having played the role of Sandy Harling in the first season of Melrose Place, a flagship series of the 1990s, the actress now appears on the front of the stage for her legal woes. As the American site Entertainment Weekly recently recalled, she is pursuing a prison sentence in the Edna Mahan correctional facility for women, in the state of New Jersey in the United States. And, ironically, the actress shares her cell with an inmate with a terrifying journey. Namely, Melanie McGuire.
As a reminder, this woman was sentenced to life imprisonment on July 19, 2007 for a crime dubbed “the murder of the suitcase” by the media. If she still hammers her innocence, Melanie McGuire is accused of the murder of her husband, Bill McGuire, which occurred on April 28, 2004. According to her accusers, she drugged her husband before killing him with a bullet and then placing his dismembered body in three green suitcases, later found in Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States stretching from Virginia to Maryland. But while her criminal record arouses fear, Amy Locane, she seems to appreciate her fellow inmate. Through his lawyer, Jim Wronko (who is also his companion), the ex-star of Melrose Place considered that Melanie McGuire is “very kind and pleasant, intelligent and helpful”, again according to Entertainment Weekly.
Back in prison since October 2020
But what did Amy Locane do to share her cell with a woman considered so dangerous? On June 27, 2010, she was involved in a traffic accident with more than three times the legal limit of alcohol in her blood. A drama that cost the life of a passenger, in the vehicle that Amy Locane hit, a certain Helene Seeman aged 60. She died in front of her son, then a teenager, who had run to the scene of the accident, as well as her husband, then seriously injured. Found guilty of manslaughter in November 2012, Amy Locane had served two years of a three-year sentence that had been pronounced against her (while she risked 40 years in prison). Released, she had put aside her acting career to raise awareness of drunk driving. Believing that her sentence had not been severe enough, Helene Seeman’s husband appealed. On October 9, 2020, on her Instagram account, Amy Locane fans learned that she was back in prison.
Incarcerated for manslaughter ©