Actor Michael Jace From “The Shield” Convicted Of Murdering His Wife April
Back in 2014, we reported that actor Michael Jace had been arrested for the violent slaying of his wife April. A charge that he insisted he was innocent of, however NBCLosAngeles tells a different story…
A jury has convicted “The Shield” actor Michael Jace of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting death of his wife in Los Angeles.
The verdict was read Tuesday after a weeklong trial. Closing arguments began Friday.
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Jace’s lawyers acknowledged that he killed his wife April in the couple’s Hyde Park home on May 19, 2014, but argued that he should be convicted of voluntary manslaughter because it wasn’t a premeditated act.
Ok cool, but the thing is…
April Jace, who earlier that day had told her husband she wanted a divorce, was killed moments after returning to their home after a youth baseball game. Text messages presented during the trial show Michael Jace had told his wife he had left their home, but instead was waiting with the loaded handgun.
He told detectives he planned to kill himself, but couldn’t follow through. He also said he shot his wife the first time after she lunged at him.
“I was just angry,” Michael Jace told investigators, according to a transcript released Thursday. “All I intended to do was shoot her in the leg. And then I shot her in the leg and that was it.”
Sounds pretty premeditated to us. But if that isn’t enough, there’s this…
Jace’s now 10-year-old son testified Wednesday that he heard his father tell his mother, “‘If you like running, then run to heaven.'”
Jace is facing 40 years in the bing for killing his wife. Peace, bruh. You’re outta here.
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