There has been a lot of celebrity mayhem these days surrounding the violence levels and today is no different. S.H. I. E. L. D. actor Michael Jace, age 53 shot and killed his wife April Jace. To make the story more traumatic, she was shot in front of her children. Michael admits he and his wife were having marital issues as she was in the process of filing for divorce. He believed April was having an affair and shot her in the “heat of passion” his lawyer stated. However, with his own testimony and that of his 10-year-old son, Michael Jace reportedly said, “If you want to keep running, run to heaven…and he shot her.” Jace apparently called her parents to confess and they called 9-1-1. What a tragedy, smh.
With Michael and his defense team hoping for an aggravated manslaughter charge, that option was out the window. Jace was ultimately found guilty of second degree murder as he shot his wife once in the back and twice in the legs. April was a runner which was why her husband reportedly shot her in the legs. The gun, a revolver reported belonged to April’s father. Reportedly, Michael intended to take his own life, but turned on his wife in front of their children. Michael admits to only wanting to shoot her in her leg, but….snapped. Michael was said to show little reaction as his verdict was read, but said he did feel remorse for killing his wife.