Actor Michael Jace appears in court where he was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for the murder of his wife, at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center on June 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Actor Michael Jace appears in court where he was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for the murder of his wife, at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center on June 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

*“The Shield” actor Michael Jace has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for killing his wife, reports the AP.

The actor was sentenced Friday in Los Angeles after being convicted of second-degree murder in the killing of April Jace.

The sentencing took place after an emotional hearing in which the victim’s family members wept as they spoke about the impact of her loss, reports the AP. Jace apologized to the family and said there’s no justification for his actions.

Jace, 53, acknowledged fatally shooting his wife in May 2014. His attorney told jurors that Jace acted in the heat of passion.

Prosecutors cited testimony from the couple’s 10-year-old son, who told jurors that he heard his father say, “‘If you like running, then run to heaven,'” before firing the second gunshot.