'The Shield' Actor Guilty of Murdering Wife

5/31/2016 1:45 PM PDT

'The Shield' Actor Michael Jace: Guilty of Murdering Wife

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Actor Michael Jace -- a regular on "The Shield" -- was convicted of 2nd degree murder in his wife's death.

A jury in L.A. found him guilty of shooting and killing April Jace in 2014. During the trial, the jury heard a transcript of Michael's interview with police ... where he said he only intended to shoot her in the leg while they were arguing about a divorce.

Michael shot April twice in the leg and once in the back, according to prosecutors ... while their 2 sons were in the house.

As we reported ... April's parents called 911 to report the shooting, saying Jace had called them and confessed.  

His sentencing is scheduled for June 10, and he's facing 40 years to life in prison.