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'Shield' actor convicted of 2nd-degree murder in wife's slaying

Actor Michael Jace, right, who played a police officer on television and charged with murdering his wife, listens during closing arguments during his trial at Los Angeles County Superior in Los Angeles Friday, May 27, 2016.(AP Photo/Nick Ut)

A jury has convicted an actor who played a police officer on TV of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife in Los Angeles.

The verdict was read Tuesday after the weeklong trial of Michael Jace.

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Jace's lawyers acknowledged that he killed his wife April and argued that he should be convicted of voluntary manslaughter because it wasn't a premeditated act.

A prosecutor, however, told jurors that Jace was upset because his wife wanted a divorce and shot her in the back before taunting her and shooting her in the legs two years ago.

Jace told detectives he didn't intend to kill his wife and only wanted to inflict pain.

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