You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘The Shield’ Actor Michael Jace Pleads Not Guilty to Wife’s Murder

Actor Michael Jace, who appeared in the FX cop drama “The Shield,” has entered a not guilty plea in the murder of his wife.

Jace’s plea comes nearly one month after he was charged with murder following the May 19 shooting death of his wife, April Jace, in the Hyde Park area of Los Angeles. April Jace, a financial-aid counselor at Biola University, was found dead inside the couple’s home after the actor called 911. Jace was arrested May 19 and formally charged on May 22.

The judge set Jace’s bail at $2 million and ordered the 51-year-old thesp to have no contact with his two young sons Caleb, 5, and Nehemiah, 8. A preliminary hearing has been set for Aug. 1.

According to Deputy Chief Coroner Ed Winter, the L.A. County coroner ruled the death a homicide after preliminary autopsy results confirmed that 40-year-old April Jace died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Jace could face a sentence of 50 years to life in prison if convicted.

More TV

  • janelle monae Grammys Metoo

    Janelle Monae’s ‘Dirty Computer’ Film to Premiere on MTV and BET 

    Actor Michael Jace, who appeared in the FX cop drama “The Shield,” has entered a not guilty plea in the murder of his wife. Jace’s plea comes nearly one month after he was charged with murder following the May 19 shooting death of his wife, April Jace, in the Hyde Park area of Los Angeles. April […]

  • Nordic Noir Gets Tropical Twist With

    Nordic Noir Gets Tropical Twist With Canary-set ‘Crimeshare’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Actor Michael Jace, who appeared in the FX cop drama “The Shield,” has entered a not guilty plea in the murder of his wife. Jace’s plea comes nearly one month after he was charged with murder following the May 19 shooting death of his wife, April Jace, in the Hyde Park area of Los Angeles. April […]

  • SCANDAL - "Over A Cliff" -

    'Scandal' Series Finale Recap: The Gladiators Say Goodbye in 'Over A Cliff'

    Actor Michael Jace, who appeared in the FX cop drama “The Shield,” has entered a not guilty plea in the murder of his wife. Jace’s plea comes nearly one month after he was charged with murder following the May 19 shooting death of his wife, April Jace, in the Hyde Park area of Los Angeles. April […]

  • Bart Peters

    Former Audience Network Exec Bart Peters Launches Big Branch Productions

    Actor Michael Jace, who appeared in the FX cop drama “The Shield,” has entered a not guilty plea in the murder of his wife. Jace’s plea comes nearly one month after he was charged with murder following the May 19 shooting death of his wife, April Jace, in the Hyde Park area of Los Angeles. April […]

  • David Hogg

    TV News Roundup: Freeform, ABC News Team for 'Parkland: For Our Lives' Special

    Actor Michael Jace, who appeared in the FX cop drama “The Shield,” has entered a not guilty plea in the murder of his wife. Jace’s plea comes nearly one month after he was charged with murder following the May 19 shooting death of his wife, April Jace, in the Hyde Park area of Los Angeles. April […]

  • Henrik Bastin UTA

    'Bosch' Producer Fabrik Entertainment Signs With UTA (EXCLUSIVE)

    Actor Michael Jace, who appeared in the FX cop drama “The Shield,” has entered a not guilty plea in the murder of his wife. Jace’s plea comes nearly one month after he was charged with murder following the May 19 shooting death of his wife, April Jace, in the Hyde Park area of Los Angeles. April […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content