An actor who shot his wife to death in front of their 2 young sons pleaded not guilty to murder on Wednesday.
Michael Jace, who played a police officer on TV’s ‘The Shield,’ entered his plea through his attorneys, the NY Post reports.
April Jace, 40, had three sons, including the 2 boys she had with Michael Jace.
Police say Michael Jace called 911 to report the killing, which contradicts his not guilty plea. “I shot my wife,” Jace told police in the 911 call.
And fire officials released a 911 call from April Jace’s father in which he says the actor told him he had shot the victim.
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“My son-in-law called me, and (texted) me, and said come get the kids because he shot April, our daughter,” the caller, whose name was redacted from the audio, told a fire department dispatcher.
Jace, 51, is accused of shooting his wife to death on May 19 in their Los Angeles home. The children, both under 10, were home at the time and unharmed.
Jace’s attorney Jason Sias said 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.
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