The Shield TV star Michael Jace convicted of murdering wife

Michael Jace in The ShieldMichael Jace, best known for his role as Julien Lowe on the TV show The Shield, has been convicted of second degree murder in the aftermath of his wife April’s death.

A jury in Los Angeles found Michael guilty of killing April during an argument they had in 2014.

As the trial unfolded this week, jury members heard a transcript of Michael’s interview with police in which he admitted to shooting his wife in the leg while they fought about a possible divorce.

According to prosecutors, Michael shot April twice in the leg and once in the back while their two sons were in the house.

After the shooting, Michael called April’s parents to confess to the crime. They then notified police of the incident.

Michael’s sentencing is scheduled for June 10. He faces 40 years to life in prison.

~Matthew Pariselli

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  1. WhatWhat • June 2, 2016 @ 11:25 AM

    Lesson here: don’t murder your wife.

  2. Adrienne • June 2, 2016 @ 12:11 PM

    I hope he likes jail, cause he’s going to be there for many years.

  3. CDubya • June 2, 2016 @ 2:10 PM

    loose screw! but at least he didn’t kill his kids as well. psycho

  4. J. • June 2, 2016 @ 10:49 PM

    Very sad. Another woman killed by her husband after declaring she wanted a divorce. Why can’t these men accept their wives’ decisions and move on? He was a talented actor (great on The Shield), obviously hiding a dark side. Also, he killed his wife with his children in the house–how horrible for them. They are as good as orphans now. Hope their mother’s family will lovingly raise them.

  5. Maddie • June 2, 2016 @ 11:15 PM

    Why can’t they get help for their anger issues before killing someone and ruining everyone’s lives, including their own?

  6. Victoria Petrusa • June 5, 2016 @ 3:22 PM

    I left an abusive man who was threatening to kill me almost 8 yrs ago. He has alienated 2 o my children from me. One even has children that a Grandma l haven’t even met my 2 Grandchildren. What a shame. God only help the man that l had to run out of that house from.

  7. Neil • June 6, 2016 @ 4:14 AM

    Some people should not be given the opportunity to learn how to use a gun, even a fake one on TV.

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