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From the west coast to the east coast, murder and police officers

Michal Jace, actor, allegedly shot his wife, April.
Michal Jace, actor, allegedly shot his wife, April.
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Two coasts. Two major cities. Two police officers (one retired and one an actor). Two murders. What is this world coming to, with presumably murder separating husbands and wives, and no longer just on the Hollywood big screen?

This past weekend, former police officer (Nassau County, NY), Charles Wilkinson, allegedly strangled his wife in Malta, New York. According to CBS6, the neighbors were surprised by the news and had thought of the couple as a happy couple. The Daily Gazette reports that this is surprising, following another murder a couple of weeks ago, happening in an area that is known for its low crime rate.

Across the country, on the West Coast, just a couple of weeks ago, an actor who played a police officer on the popular show, "The Shield," allegedly shot his wife. According to Los Angeles Homicide Report, Michael Jace confessed to shooting and killing his wife, April Jace. As in the Malta story, neighbors were also shocked by this murder, thinking of the couple and their young sons as a family that did not experience violence, let alone murder.

And, yet more stories surrounding "The Shield," is the death hoax of Michael Chiklis, as reported by Media Mass. Fortunately, in the case of Michael Chiklis, he is still alive and it is just a hoax.

What is happening in American homes that causes normal, seemingly healthy families to turn to violence and murder. It makes one pause to think and to hug their loved ones a little closer.

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