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Shield actor Michael Jace convicted of second degree murder of wife

Jace shot wife April, 40, in the back and then twice in the legs at their family home in May 2014, while the couple’s young children were present.

tv Updated: Jun 01, 2016 13:00 IST
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Jace shot wife April, 40, in the back and then twice in the legs at their family home in May 2014, while the couple’s young children were present.
Jace shot wife April, 40, in the back and then twice in the legs at their family home in May 2014, while the couple’s young children were present.(AP)

A Los Angeles court has found The Shield actor Michael Jace guilty of murdering his wife. He will be sentenced on June 10 and could face up to 40 years in prison.

Jace shot wife April, 40, in the back and then twice in the legs at their family home in May 2014, while the couple’s young children were present, reported BBC.

Savoy Brown, son of murder victim April Jace, speaks to the media after a jury convicted Michael Jace of second-degree murder in Los Angeles Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (AP)

Jace’s son, now 10, told the court he heard his father saying, “If you like running then run to heaven,” before firing the second time.

Michael Jace in The Shield. (Twitter)

Deputy District Attorney Tannaz Mokayef said during the trial that the 53-year-old actor was upset that his wife wanted a divorce and believed she was having an affair, although no evidence was presented to support this.

Jace waited for her to come home and shot her before calling the police.

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The 53-year-old actor played Detective Julien Lowe in police drama The Shield.

He also had small roles in films such as Planet of the Apes, Boogie Nights and Forrest Gump.

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