LOS ANGELES (CBSNewYork/AP) — 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, 53, admits to fatally shooting his wife in May 2014, once in the back and twice in the legs.
Jace apologized to the family on Friday and said there’s no justification for his actions. 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.
Jace is best known for his role as LAPD Officer Julien Lowe in the TV series “The Shield.” He also appeared on the show “Southland” and had small roles in the movies “Planet of the Apes,” “Boogie Nights” and “Forrest Gump.” Jace was born in Paterson, N.J.
Jace and his wife were married for nine years and have two young sons.
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