The 51-year-old actor is accused of shooting and killing
40-year-old April Jace on Monday at their Los Angeles home and
then calling 911. Police found his wife's body and the couple's
two young sons, who were unharmed.
Jace appeared in court on Thursday, handcuffed and dressed in
tan pants and a light blue shirt. A Los Angeles Superior Court
judge postponed his arraignment until June 18 at the request of
his lawyer and set his bail at $2 million.
Defense attorney Jason Sias told reporters Jace is doing as well
as someone in custody can be and "is thinking about his
It is not known what might have led to the shooting. Jace's
jiu-jitsu instructor, Mark Robles, told reporters that Jace and
his wife "looked like a couple that was in love."
Jace, who has appeared in mostly supporting roles on television
over the last two decades, is best known for his work on the FX
drama "The Shield."
The series, in which Jace played a Los Angeles police detective
conflicted about his sexuality, ran on the Fox-owned network
from 2002 to 2008.
Prosecutors charged Jace with one count of murder with a special
allegation of using a gun, the Los Angeles County District
Attorney's office said in a statement. If convicted, Jace faces
50 years to life in state prison.
(Reporting by Dana Feldman; Writing by Mary Milliken; Editing by
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