A California man has been sentenced to 190 years in prison for the murder of Jacqueline Avant. Avant was a philanthropist and wife to music executive Clarence Avant and was 81 at her passing.
On Tuesday, April 19, Aariel Maynor, who pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree burger and two counts of burglary, was convicted and won’t be eligible for parole.
In a statement, District Attorney George Gascón said, “Today marks the end of a tragic case that rocked our community. Because of a completely senseless act, Los Angeles lost Jacqueline Avant, a community leader, and philanthropist.”
Gascón added that the “murder sent shockwaves through our community, prompting fear, concern and a tremendous sense of loss.”
Law enforcement arrived at the home around 2:30 am in December 2021 after receiving a call that someone had been shot. Clarence’s wife Jacqueline Avant was shot and killed during the home invasion. Neither Clarence nor the family’s security guard was harmed.