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Michael Jace set to go to another pre-trial


As the one-year anniversary of the murder of financial aid counselor April Jace approaches, her husband Michael Jace, who is charged with her murder, has yet to go to trial.

The Los Angeles Times reported that on the evening of Monday, May 19 Michael called 911 to tell the operator that he had just shot his wife. He also called April’s father telling him to come pick up the couple’s children because he had just shot April; her father also called 911 to report the shooting, according to a CBS News report on June 5. Neighbors had also heard the gunshots and called the authorities. April was pronounced dead on the scene.  

Since April’s death, Michael has gone through a series of preliminary hearings and pre-trials, but a trial date has yet to be determined, said Jane Robinson, public information officer for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office.

Michael entered a plea of not guilty in an initial arraignment on June 18 and his bail was set at $2 million, according to a press release from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office. However, Michael has remained in custody. After waiving his right to a preliminary hearing on August 1, Michael entered a formal plea at a second arraignment.

Michael will have another pre-trial on April 27. If Michael is convicted, he could be sentenced from 50 years to life in state prison, according to the District Attorney’s office’s press release. 


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  1. Biola Student

    Ladies and gentlemen, our justice system. April 25, 2015

  2. One of Many

    Dear Ms. Drum,

    Thank you for this update. Mainstream media glommed onto this story when it happened, but has long since moved on.

    Many, many people were--and still are--devastated by this senseless tragedy. And what can we say beyond "I wish this never happened" or "This should have never happened."

    Your reporting gives a feeling that there are people who still care, and that the lives lost and the lives affected by that loss, matter.

    No matter how this plays out within the justice system, no matter how long it takes, justice always happens whether we're around to witness it or not. And GOD is still in control. April 27, 2015

  3. Nick

    Thank you for publishing this article. I have been trying to find info regarding the case as it progresses but have been unable to. Any new developments? October 16, 2015

  4. Brandy

    I concur and appreciate this update. I have been searching for information regarding this case, but it seems to have "fizzled out" amongst all the Kimye, Trump and other gibberish stories. Please continue to report on things that justice for the non-famous! December 12, 2015

  5. Jessica

    Thank you for this update. April was a teacher, co-worker and amazing mentor to me and I am angry and the media has brushed this under the carpet. Do you know if there is any update? February 2, 2016

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