Michael Jace: The Shield actor charged with murder after 'fatally shooting his wife'
The actor could face a life sentence in prison if convicted
Michael Jace has been charged with murder after allegedly fatally shooting his wife in their Los Angeles home.
Police said that the 51-year-old actor, who stars in US television show The Shield, shot April Jace, 40, multiple times on Monday.
The couple’s two young sons were at home at the time of the killing. They are now in the care of relatives.
If Jace is convicted, he could face between 50 years and life in state prison.
He is currently being held and appeared in court yesterday.
According to TMZ, the actor reportedly called the police himself to inform them of the incident. He was at the house when officers arrived. Michael Jace and wife April in 2004
The row was thought to be over money. Jace filed for bankruptcy in 2011 with debts of between $500,000 (£297,000) and $1 million (£593,000). The couple were said to be close to losing their home.
Aside from his role as Julien Lowe in The Shield, Jace also had parts in Forrest Gump, State of Play, Boogie Nights and Planet of the Apes.
He and his wife were married for 10 years.
READ MORE: MICHAEL JACE DETAINED BY POLICE
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
£25000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They are in need of a HR Manage...
£35000 - £40000 per annum + £65,000 OTE: h2 Recruit Ltd: London, Birmingham, M...