LOS ANGELES: Remember famous actor who played a role of the policeman on the TV drama “The Shield”. The name of that actor is Michael Jace. According to the latest news,he was sentenced to 40 years to life in a case for murdering his own wife on Friday. He murdered his wife in front of the couple’s two children at their Los Angeles home, a court official said.
Actor Jace who is 53 years old, remained out of jail for 754 days and Los Angeles criminal court clerk Melody Ramirez said, he was imprisoned since his arrest for the May 2014 killing.
Ramirez who is Los Angeles criminal court clerk said that one of the family members of the victim whose name is April Jace gave some emotional statements during the hearing of the case in court on Friday, though she failed to provide transcripts.
The actor was not in good terms with his wife because she wanted a divorce with him and she forced about it the actor shot her once in the back and two times more in the legs, according to prosecutors.
He then called immediately called authorities and reported them that he killed his wife, prosecutors said. The couple’s sons, ages 8 and 5 at the time, watched the killing in front of them in the family’s South Los Angeles home, prosecutors said. She was 40 years old when she was dead.
Jace’s lawyer acknowledged in court that he shot his wife, arguing instead that the shooting was not planned. American actor Jace was convicted of second-degree murder, an intentional killing that was not preplanned, in May.