The Facebook page of April Jace, the woman at the center of so many news reports on May 20, after news broke of her husband actor Michael Jace’s admission to police that he shot his wife, shows all the signs of a seemingly normal life. The social media site shows that April worked at Biola University and formerly at EC Los Angeles and lists her schools attended as Hawthorne High and Cal State Fullerton.
There are even photos on April’s Facebook page of her husband and their children, smiling at various events and celebrating a variety of accomplishments, even a haunting one of Michael with his arm around his wife, posted on June 7, 2013, which reads, “Happy 10 yr anniversary to us!” and includes a smiley face emoji.
Several months later, on October 18, 2013, April wrote a comment on her Facebook page kind words about her friend Trudie Mitschang, and linked to a post on her blog with the intro, “This is an amazing article by an even more amazing woman that I'm honored to call my friend.”
As the horrendous details spill out from TMZ.com about money being a big source of frustration for the couple, with “The Shield” star having filed bankruptcy in March of 2011 that let him lower his mortgage payments on the couple’s 5400 block of Brynhurst Avenue residence in the Hyde Park section of Los Angeles – the same residence where the shooting and killing occurred – we learn that $411,000 was owed on the home.
The fact that April found enough comfort in the blog post on the Speaking His Truth in Love website to share it with her Facebook friends offers some kind of hope that she was a woman of faith, and that despite the horrific circumstances of her death, that somehow those biblical words infused from the New Testament in that article can bring some type of sense to a senseless tragedy. TMZ reports that Michael called 911 and told police that he shot his wife in the face on Monday evening.