Amy Locane's prison cell roommate is the notorious Suitcase Killer
At least the prison conversations won't be, ahem, boring for Amy Locane.
The Melrose Place actress — who is now serving a second sentence at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in New Jersey — shares a prison cell with Melanie McGuire, the infamous "Suitcase Killer." The New Jersey fertility nurse was sentenced to life in prison back in 2007 for murdering her husband Bill in April 2004.
McGuire got the unfortunate luggage nickname after she was convicted of drugging her husband, shooting him to death, and stuffing his dismembered body into three dark green suitcases that were later found in the Chesapeake Bay. She maintains her innocence, having recently told 20/20 that "after all these years, I still feel hurt. I still feel bothered. Like, how could somebody think that I did that?”
Through her attorney Jim Wronko, Locane describes McGuire as "very nice and pleasant and smart and helpful."
Locane is back behind bars for killing Helene Seeman, 60, in a 2010 drunk driving collision in New Jersey's Montgomery Township. State Superior Court Judge Angela Borkowski gave Locane more time after the punishment for her original conviction (second-degree vehicular homicide and assault by an auto), which was deemed too lenient. Wronko, who is also Locane's boyfriend, is appealing the new sentence, which he believes violates her double jeopardy protections. The 48-year-old actress and mother of two has been sober since the 2010 crash. "People ask me, 'Explain this. It doesn't make any sense.' And my answer is I can't explain because I don't think it makes any sense either," Wronko told EW earlier this month.
Locane said she worries that her daughters and the public will forget her. "I won't be home until my oldest is 18 and my youngest is 16," she told EW. "I can't even fathom that. I cannot even think about that. I guess it is comforting [that people are interested]. People are feeling this way now, but when it's no longer a story, I'll just be forgotten."