Shield Actor Charged in Wife’s Murder


Michael Jace, who many know from the popular television show The Shield, has been arrested in the death of his wife, according to police reports.

His wife April Jace was 40 years old. She was found shot to death in her Los Angeles home. Michael Jace is 51 years old. He called 911 to report that his wife had been shot. However, neighbors heard gunshots at the time that Jace was supposedly on hold with the police.

According to initial reports, this is a domestic violence issue most likely. Jace has been taken to jail and his bail is set at one million dollars. There is no news yet on who will be defending Jace and he is expected to make his first court appearance soon.

According to police reports, there were two children in the home at the time of the shooting as well. The children were taken to the police station and handed over to family services later. No information was released on how old the children are. There have been no prior reports of domestic violence reported between the two. However, a woman that is close to the two said that she had seen Jace abuse her physically back in 1997. This was taken from court records during Jace’s custody case regarding his son that took place in 2005.

According to that testimony, Jace choked and hit his then wife, and slammed her against the wall.

There have also been reports recently that Jace was having serious financial problems and that he had over half a million dollars worth of debts with an annual income of about $80,000 from his past television and film work coming in.

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