'Shield' Star Michael Jace Pleads Not Guilty In Death Of Wife

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
An actor has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the shooting death of his wife in their Los Angeles home.

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An actor has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the shooting death of his wife in their Los Angeles home.

In addition, a judge on Wednesday ordered defendant Michael Jace to stay away from his two young children and not contact them if he is eventually released on $2 million bail.

Police say Jace, who played a police officer on the FX series "The Shield," shot and killed his wife April Jace in their home on May 19.

The couple's two young children were at home at the time of the shooting and were unharmed.

Jace is due back in court on Aug. 1 for the possible start of a preliminary hearing.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)



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Prosecutors have charged actor Michael Jace with murder after his wife was shot and killed in their Los Angeles home.

The 51-year-old actor, who played a police officer in the hit TV series "The Shield," could face 50 years to life in state prison if convicted.

Police have said Jace shot April Jace multiple times on Monday. He was at the house when officers arrived.

He is being held in lieu of $2 million bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday for the first time.

The couple's two young sons were at home at the time of the killing. Police have said they are now with relatives.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)



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Police say actor Michael Jace called 911 and told the operator that he shot his wife in Los Angeles.

Detective Dean Vinluan said Tuesday that a printout of the incident history indicated that Jace made the statement to the operator.

Jace, who played a police officer on television, was arrested earlier in the day on suspicion of fatally shooting his wife.

Detectives were investigating whether the couple's financial or other marital difficulties might have played a role in the killing.

The body of April Jace, 40, was found in a hallway of the home, and police recovered a handgun believed to belong to her husband.

Jace, who appeared on the hit FX series "The Shield," was being held on $1 million bail.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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