'The Shield' actor Michael Jace found guilty of wife's murder


Jun 01, 2016 15:21:35 IST

Los Angeles: Actor Michael Jace, known for his work in American TV series The Shield, has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the death by shooting of his wife two years ago, a jury here has revealed.

Evidence had shown that Michael shot his wife, April Jace, in their Hyde Park home three times in May 2014, reports variety.com.

 The Shield actor Michael Jace found guilty of wifes murder

Michael Jace in a still from The Shield

Michael’s defense attorney, Jamon Hicks, advocated for a voluntary manslaughter conviction. He argued that, while Michael did kill his wife, there was not enough evidence to determine that the actor had planned the murder.

He also acknowledged that he killed his wife on 19 May 2014, in sight of their two young sons. After calling 911 and waiting for police, he told detectives that he only wanted to hurt his wife, not kill her, planning to shoot her in the leg with her father’s revolver.

Prosecutors maintained that it was a premeditated attack. A prosecutor told the jury that he was angry at his wife for asking for a divorce.

He played a police officer in the FX crime drama. He also had small film roles in Forrest Gump and Boogie Nights, as well as on the TV show Southland.

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Updated Date: Jun 01, 2016 15:21:35 IST