Yesterday news leaked that The Shield star Michael Jace told his wife April, "Since you like running so much, why don't you try running to Heaven," before shooting her dead inside their home [click here if you missed that].
That testimony came from Jace's own 10-year-old son...
From Page Six
The 10-year-old son of an actor on trial for murder in the killing of his wife testified Wednesday that he heard his father tell her that she should run to heaven before shooting her twice in the legs in a hallway outside the boy’s bedroom.
Nehemiah Jace told a Los Angeles jury that he saw his father, Michael Jace, pull his mother into a hallway where she fell down and then heard his father say, “‘If you like running, then run to heaven.'”
“Then he shot her,” the boy testified.
April Jace was an avid runner and had two sons with the actor, who were 8 and 5 at the time of her death two years ago. Michael Jace shot his wife in the legs so she would feel pain, Deputy District Attorney Tannaz Mokayef said during her opening trial statement.
Prosecutors say Jace had been upset because his wife wanted a divorce and he believed she was having an affair.
April Jace was killed after returning home from Nehemiah’s baseball game.
The boy told jurors his father was in a dining room when they arrived and his mother and younger brother sat on a couch for a few moments before his father told his brother to go to his room.
He said his father then pulled his mother by an arm into the hallway, where she fell.
If convicted of the murder charge, Michael Jace could face 50 years to life in prison.