Michael Jace is sitting in jail right now, charged with the murder of his wife
. According to court documents filed by his first wife, she should be feeling lucky that she escaped the guy. She says that Jace routinely beat her and did so in front of their child. So, Jace probably continued the behavior with his current wife. Jace was also suffering from severe financial problems. He filed for bankruptcy back in 2011 and things have not got much better for the actor. After his run on The Shield ended, he had trouble finding a steady paycheck and his income dropped to a fraction of what it was when he was working every week for years. His home was about to be foreclosed and the only steady income the family had was through his wife's job with the Los Angeles Unified School District. Her salary was less than $2,000 a month. The thing is he probably kept thinking he would get another high paying gig and everything would be great. What he should have done is swallow his pride and get a real job to help support the family while still hoping for another big break. Working on shows here and there is not going to provide the income they needed. I'm sure that as the process plays out, we will learn more, but all I can do is feel sorry for the wife's family and those two kids who had to witness what they did.