Actor Michael Jace, best known for his role as a policeman on the TV drama “The Shield,” was convicted by a jury on Tuesday of second-degree murder for fatally shooting his wife in 2014 in front of their two children at their Los Angeles home.
Jace, 53, faces a sentence of 40 years to life in prison when he is sentenced on June 10.
The actor was upset that his wife, April Jace, wanted a divorce when he shot her once in the back and twice more in the legs on May 19, 2014. He then called authorities and reported that he had shot his wife.
The couple’s sons, ages 8 and 5 at the time, watched the killing in the family’s South Los Angeles home. She was 40 years old when she was slain.