Prosecutors Charge ‘The Shield’ Actor With Murder in Wife’s Death

Michael Jace Murder April Jace
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Michael Jace, a veteran actor who appeared in the FX cop drama “The Shield,” has been charged with murder following the shooting death of his wife in the Hyde Park area of Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that Jace, 41, is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in downtown Los Angeles on a single count of murder with a gun allegation. Prosecutors will ask that his bail be set at $2 million.

Authorities said the actor, who portrayed a police officer on “The Shield,” called 911 on Monday shortly after 8:30 p.m. His wife, April Jace, was found inside the couple’s home along with the couple’s two young sons, who were unharmed, according to authorities.

Jace was booked early Tuesday morning on suspicion of murdering his wife, a financial-aid counselor at Biola University.

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the case. If convicted, Jace faces a sentence of 50 years to life.

Update: Bail was set at $2 million while the arraignment was continued until June.

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  1. JOE S HILL says:

    What a waste! Michael Jace,whatever he was thinking,sure didn’t do him the slightest bit of good!
    if the killing of his wife,was the result of domestic violence going unchecked,then he will certainly face his punishment,without a doubt! hard to believe that he’s the same actor who 13 years ago,played a very contraversial charecter on FX’s “THE SHIELD” TV series-but even harder,is when he becomes a prisoner! he’ll either survive,or he’ll get a first hand example of what serious jail time is really like,instead
    of a busy filming schedule! either way,the killing of his wife was not in the least,acceptable or justified!
    and throwing away his career and life over this,is even more tragic! what would “Vic Mackey” say,in this
    situation?

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