The Shield actor Michael Jace pleads not guilty to shooting wife dead

Michael Jace, The Shield

Actor Michael Jace pleaded not guilty to shooting dead his wife last month during his arraignment in a Los Angeles courtroom today.

The actor, who played a police officer on TV series The Shield, hung his head when he appeared behind glass panels wearing a yellow prison top on Wednesday around 9.30am.

Jace entered the plea through his attorneys and was told by a judge to stay away from his two children and not contact them if he is eventually released on $2 million bail.

Jace’s attorney Jason Sias said that his client might seek a reduction of his bail at a future hearing.

The lawyer said Jace did not contest the protective order involving his children because he wants to do what is best for them.

‘Mr Jace is just concerned about his children,’ Sias said after the hearing.

The actor is scheduled to return to court on August 1 for a possible preliminary hearing involving evidence in the case.

Jace did not enter a plea during his initial court appearance on a murder charge last month.

Police said Jace shot his wife April multiple times in the family’s Los Angeles home on May 19 while their young children were present. The boys were unharmed and are now living with relatives.

Police have not released a motive for the murder but have said they are looking into whether financial or other domestic issues may have been involved.

Read more at The DailyMail Online.

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