The Latest: 'Shield' actor sentenced for killing wife

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Posted: Jun 10, 2016 12:33 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of "Shield" actor Michael Jace in the killing of his wife. (all times local):

9:30 a.m.

An actor who played a police officer on the TV show "The Shield" has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for killing his wife.

Michael Jace was sentenced Friday in Los Angeles after being convicted of second-degree murder in the killing of April Jace.

Michael Jace was sentenced after an emotional hearing in which the victim's family members wept as they spoke about the impact of her loss.

Jace apologized to the family and said there's no justification for his actions.

The 53-year-old Jace has acknowledged fatally shooting his wife in May 2014. His attorney told jurors that Jace acted in the heat of passion.

Prosecutors cited testimony from the couple's 10-year-old son, who told jurors that he heard his father say, "'If you like running, then run to heaven,'" before firing the second gunshot.

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1 a.m.

An actor who played a police officer on TV is set to be sentenced in his wife's killing.

Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the FX series "The Shield," faces between 40 years and life in prison at his sentencing in downtown Los Angeles on Friday.

Jace will be able to address the judge before he's sentenced, as will the family of his wife, April Jace.

The 53-year-old Jace admits to fatally shooting his wife in May 2014, once in the back and twice in the legs.

His attorney told jurors that Jace shot his wife in the heat of passion.

Prosecutors cited testimony from the couple's 10-year-old son, who told jurors that he heard his father say, "'If you like running, then run to heaven,'" before firing the second gunshot.


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