On May 19, 2014, Michael Jace, a star in “The Shield” allegedly shot and killed his wife April while his children were in the home to witness the horrific ordeal. What caused Jace to commit such a horrendous crime and in front of his innocent children?
Just a Façade? Was the happy marriage just a façade? Associated Press reports, that Jace and his wife were married 11 years and had three young sons. Outwardly, the couple appeared happy together and seemed to be wonderful parents. This was no accident, as April was shot multiple times and Jace has already confessed. While there seems to be record of domestic violence, there could be other marital issues such as finances or extra marital affairs that might have angered Jace, although this is pure speculation at this point. The police are attempting to piece together the days that led up to the shooting.
Evidence: There already seems to be an overwhelming amount of evidence in this case. April was found in the hallway of the home. The gun believed to have been the weapon was recovered from the couple’s home. Mr. Jace is said to have confessed to the crime already, and neighbors report hearing at least three gunshots. The neighbor is reported to have said, that she never heard anything but happiness from the home. Although in 2011, Jace did file for bankruptcy. Money could have been the motive, although any insurance policy will be null and void if a case such as this. Could it be that his temper simply got the better of him? Shooting someone multiple times is a far cry from an accidental shooting where the gun misfired.
April’s autopsy was preformed on Wednesday, May 27 and will hopefully shed new light on the case, although there seems to be a plethora of evidence against Michael Jace as it is. Her children are being cared for by relatives, according to Associated Press.
Another Side to Jace: Obviously there is a side to Michael Jace that the public isn’t aware of. Associated Press states that there are reports of him abusing his ex-wife Jennifer Bitterman. One of Bitterman’s friends claimed to have seen Jace become physical with his ex on more than one occasion; choking her, slamming her head into a wall, and all while her child was in a nearby crib. Anyone who can display such violence towards women is certainly capable of doing it again. This is a very sad case of domestic violence that took a mother from her children forever. Celebrity Hollywood Gossip, reports that Jace called police and said, “I just shot my wife.” Perhaps his reasons for shooting April were just pure rage?