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Michael Jace Sentenced to 40 Years to Life for Murdering Wife

Michael Jace appears in court for his sentencing on Friday (June 10) at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles.

The 53-year-old actor, best known for his work on The Shield, was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for murdering his wife.

Michael was found guilty of second-degree murder after shooting his wife two years ago. He says that he never intended to hurt his wife and was planning on taking his own life, but took aim at her instead.

“I was just angry,” Jace said. “All I intended to do was shoot her in the leg. And then I shot her in the leg and that was it.”

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The Shield's Michael Jace Convicted of Second-Degree Murder in Killing Wife April

Michael Jace has been convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting of his wife April back in 2014, THR reports.

The trial lasted a week, and the verdict was read by the jury on Tuesday (May 31).

Michael admitted to killing his wife, but lawyers argued he should be charged with voluntary manslaughter because it was not premeditated.

Michael was reportedly upset that his wife wanted a divorce so he shot her in the back and legs. Michael argued that he did not want to kill his wife, he just wanted to inflict pain.

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The Shield's Michael Jace Charged with Homicide After Wife Shot to Death

Michael Jace, best known for his role on The Shield, has been charged with homicide after allegedly shooting his wife April at her south Los Angeles home on Monday evening (May 19).

The 48-year-old actor was booked early this morning and taken into custody by the police, CNN reports.

It is still unclear why his 40-year-old wife was shot to death.

Besides for his work on The Shield, Michael has also had roles on television shows including Southland, Private Practice, The Mentalist, Burn Notice and NYPD Blue.

Our thoughts go out to April‘s family and loved ones during this difficult time.

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