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Actor Michael Jace was charged with allegedly shooting his wife and then calling 911 for help in his Los Angeles home.
According to NY Daily News, he is being held on $1 million bail.
April Jace, 40, was found dead at the scene of the crime after neighbors and Michael Jace himself made phone calls. Police described the murder as a domestic violence case.
"At this moment, the motive of the murder is believed to be domestic violence," a police statement said, CNN reports.
The couple's two children were in the house while the murder occurred. The kids, whose names and ages remain classified, had been taken to a police station and then handed over to a representative of California’s Department of Children and Family Services.
At this point in time the investigators have not yet found any reports of domestic violence between Jace and deceased his wife. However, reports say a close friend to Jace’s first wife has witnessed Michael Jace physically abusing her in 1997.
“Jace choked and hit his wife and slammed her against the wall," said Maria De Le Vegas in the sworn declaration obtained by CNN.