‘The Shield’ actor Michael Jace sentenced to 40 years to life

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Actor Michael Jace, who is best remembered for his role as a police officer on the FX television series “The Shield”, has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for fatally shooting his wife during an argument.

Jace, 53, was last week convicted of second-degree murder, which was a lesser charge than the first-degree murder conviction that had been sought by prosecutors. He was sentenced on Friday to 40 years to life in prison.

The conviction stems from the fatal shooting of Jace’s wife April during an argument at their California home in May 2014. Prosecutors argued that April’s murder was premeditated over allegations that she was having an affair, but Jace claimed to have only intended to wound her.

After the shooting on the evening of May 14, 2014, the actor himself called 911 to report that his wife had been shot, but neighbors who heard the gunfire also called police. Two children who were also at home at the time of the shooting were not injured.

Jace is best known for playing the role of LAPD Officer Julien Lowe on the acclaimed television series “The Shield,” which aired on TV channel FX between March 2002 and November 2008. The series portrays the story of a Los Angeles police precinct where cops cross the line between good and bad every day.

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