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Killer of American Philanthropist Jacqueline Avant is Sentenced to 150 years in Prison

Justice is served for the Avant family. American philanthropist and wife of celebrated music executive Clarence Avant was shot dead by a two-time convict Aariel Maynor, 30. He brutally killed the 81-year old Avant during a burglary at the couple’s Trousdale Estates home in Beverly Hills.

Now, Aeriel Maynor is going to spend the rest of his life behind bars. He was sentenced to 150 years to life in prison by the Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kathryn Solorzano. Read on to know more about the judgment.

A shameless Criminal

The incident took place on December 1, 2021, when Aariel Maynor, a two-time convict attempted burglary in Clarence Avant’s Trousdale Estates home in Beverly Hills. Aariel fatally shot the 81-year-old philanthropist as he trespassed into their house.

Not only this, Maynor fired several times at an unarmed security guard as he fled the Beverly Hills Home. Judge Kathryn Solorzano revealed that the 30-year-old criminal has pre-planned the burglary, looking up at the homeownership records of music industry legend Clarence Avant.

Before the sentence, Deputy District Attorney Victor Avila played a recording wherein Maynor called a female friend and laughed over the December killing and the publicity he received. He boasted that he was all over the news.

The female friend could be heard saying, “That’s not funny. That’s somebody’s life.” Maynor, on the other hand, was heard saying, “I am all over the news. Do you think my mama’s seen that, though?”

Maynor shot Jacqueline in the back even when she was not a threat to him. He also revealed to his female friend that he was expected to receive $50,000 from a burglary at Avant’s house.

In another call, Maynor boasted to a friend that he would not face the death penalty or life without parole because the Los Angeles County prosecutors were not filing special circumstance allegations. He said, “I’m gonna get out of jail, I’ll probably do like 20…25, get out, you feel me?”  This was the confidence of a habitual offender until he pleaded guilty to his crime.

Justice is served

Maynor has now pleaded guilty to Jacqueline’s premeditated murder, attempted murder of a security guard and two counts of burglary. Along with this, he owned a firearm from a felon.

Maynor was previously convicted of a robbery in 2013 wherein he smashed the head of a woman. He has also admitted allegations of using an assault long barrel pistol during the crimes along with admitting prior robbery convictions from 2013 to 2018.

Considering the above, the Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kathryn Solorzano has sentenced this brutal criminal to three life prison terms, stating that he has to serve a minimum of 150 years behind bars.

The Shattered Avant Family

Jacqueline Avant was not only known as the famous music industry legend’s wife but also as a kind woman who worked tirelessly for society. She served as president of the Neighbourhood of Watts, a support group for child care in South Los Angeles.

Her famous husband, Clarence Avant received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016 and was also included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year. The Avant family lost a caring mother, wife and humble woman in December. Jacqueline was a close friend of Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton.

Clarence shares two children with his deceased wife – Nicole and Alexander. Their daughter, Nicole Avant is a famous film producer, who also served as a U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas during President Obama’s administration.

Jacqueline and Clarence Avant’s daughter Nicole Avant wrote a letter that was read aloud before handing over the sentence to Maynor. The letter stated, “the only word to describe the state of our family is shattered. We are asking the defendant to spend the rest of his life in prison.” Well, the judgment sets an example for the criminals out there. What do you think?

Mallika
I am Mallika Singh, a lawyer and writer by profession. Writing gives me a sense of freedom and independence. I am a keen observer and an ardent reader. When not at work, you can find me at the stable. Horse riding is another passion that keeps me going.
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