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Shield Actor Sentenced for Wife's Murder

Michael Jace gets 40 years to life
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2016 11:53 AM CDT

(Newser) – Michael Jace was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison for the murder of his wife. Jace, who once played a police officer on The Shield, shot April Jace fatally—in front of their two young kids—at their LA home on May 19, 2014. He was reportedly unhappy because April wanted a divorce, and thought she was cheating on him. Jace was also convicted on a special allegation charge, or "gun enhancement," because he used a handgun in the killing, which added time to his sentence, NBC Los Angeles reports. (Read more Michael Jace stories.)

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