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The Shield Actor Michael Jace In Court For Pre-Trial for Murder of Wife

November 14, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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The Shield actor Michael Jace appeared in court on Thursday morning for a pretrial hearing over allegations he murdered his wife’s murder.

The 51-year-old Jace, was dressed in orange jumpsuit and in shackles, took his seat at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles next to his attorney.

Jace is accused of shooting his wife, 40-year-old April Jace, in their suburban LA home on May 19 this year. He pleaded not guilty during his June arraignment.

The Shield actor had waived his right to a preliminary hearing in August, meaning that the case will proceed to trial without presenting evidence to a judge.

The couple’s sons, both under 10, were home at the time and unharmed. The boys are now in the care of relatives.

Police have not revealed a motive for the slaying but have said they were looking into whether financial or other domestic issues could have played a part.

The family of April Jace has called her death a senseless act of domestic violence.
Police said Michael Jace called 911 to report the killing in their home in the Hyde Park suburb of the city.

Audio of Jace’s call has not been made public, but fire officials have released a 911 call from April Jace’s father in which he says the actor told him he had shot the victim.

Mrs Jace was discovered in the couple’s home dead from multiple gunshot wounds to her chest.

According to court records obtained by ABC 7, Michael Jace was involved in a domestic dispute with his first wife in 1997.

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