- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on the murder trial of “The Shield” actor Michael Jace (all times local):

5 p.m.

The questioning of prospective jurors in the murder trial of an actor who played a police officer on the television series “The Shield” will resume Tuesday morning, with opening statements expected to begin later in the day.

Jury selection began Monday, with a judge telling 70 prospective jurors about Michael Jace’s work as an actor and noting the case has received some publicity.

April Jace, 40, was a financial aid counselor at Biola University and had two sons with the defendant. The boys were 8 and 5 when she was killed in 2014.

Her family called her death a senseless act of domestic violence.

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10:55 a.m.

Jury selection has begun in the murder trial of an actor who played a police officer on the television series “The Shield.”

Michael Jace turned himself in two years ago and told a police dispatcher that he shot his wife April Jace.

He has pleaded not guilty and his attorneys have said his state of mind at the time will be a key issue in the trial.

A prosecutor has said the actor shot his wife of nine years in the back then again in front of their young sons.

The 53-year-old actor has been jailed since the shooting.

Potential jurors were summoned Monday to a downtown Los Angeles courtroom for the trial expected to last about a week.

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12 a.m.

A murder trial for an actor who played a police officer on the television series “The Shield” is scheduled to begin Monday.

Michael Jace is charged with killing his wife in May 2014 in their Los Angeles home. Jace called 911 and waited for police after repeatedly shooting his wife, April. His attorneys have said his state of mind at the time will be crucial to his defense.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Perry will consider final pretrial motions before jury selection begins later Monday.

Few details about April Jace’s death have been revealed, but a prosecutor has said Jace shot his wife in the back and then shot her again as their young children watched.

The 53-year-old actor has remained in jail since the killing.

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