Michael Jace found guilty of second-degree murder

A jury convicted 53-year-old Michael Jace of murder after a weeklong trial, which ended on Friday, May 27.

Alondra Urizar, Writer

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In response to the murder of Biola financial aid counselor April Jace two years ago, a Los Angeles jury found “The Shield” actor Michael Jace guilty of second-degree murder on Tuesday, May 31, according to the Associated Press.

Michael shot his wife three times in their home in May 2014, once in the back and twice in the legs, according to the Associated Press. In a recorded interview with detectives, Michael said he planned to shoot April, a runner, in the leg so she would feel pain. Michael turned himself into the police after the shooting and has remained in jail since.

Though April’s iPhone 5S was unlocked by the Los Angeles Police Department before the trial to search for evidence of an affair, no evidence was given during the trial.

Deputy Dist. Atty. Tannaz Mokayef said Michael’s potential sentence could be anywhere from 40 years to life prison and will be decided on June 10.

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Michael Jace found guilty of second-degree murder