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‘The Shield’ actor sentenced

Michael Jace, an actor who played a police officer on the TV show "The Shield," sits in Los Angeles Superior Court during his sentencing for the murder of his wife Friday, June 10, 2016. Jace was been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for his conviction on second-degree murder charges, after an emotional hearing in which the victim's family members wept as they spoke about the impact of her loss. (Frederick M. Brown, Pool)

Michael Jace (AP)

Actor Michael Jace, best known for playing a policeman on the TV drama “The Shield,” was sentenced on Friday to 40 years to life for shooting his wife dead in front of the couple’s two children at their Los Angeles home, a court official said.

Jace, 53, received a credit of 754 days served for his time spent imprisoned since his arrest for the May 2014 killing of April Jace, Los Angeles criminal court clerk Melody Ramirez said.

Ramirez said family members of the victim, April Jace, gave emotional statements in court on Friday. (Reuters)