Friday, March 04, 2022

Jacquline Avant Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty

Last year the music community was stunned after behind-the-scenes music industry godfather Clarence Avant's 81-year-old wife Jacquline was murdered during in a home invasion in Beverly Hills [click here if you missed that]. 

The killer has pleaded guilty...

A man pleaded guilty Thursday to murdering philanthropist Jacqueline Avant and attempting to kill her security guard during a robbery at her Beverly Hills home in December.
Aariel Maynor, 30, entered an open plea to one count each of first-degree murder, attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a felon as well as two counts of first-degree residential burglary with person present, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. He also admitted an allegation that he used an assault long barrel pistol during the crimes.
On Dec. 1, 2021, Maynor broke into Avant’s Beverly Hills home and fatally shot the 81-year-old victim, who was the wife of music legend Clarence Avant.
Shortly after the shooting, surveillance videos caught the suspect’s vehicle heading east out of Beverly Hills.
About an hour after the shooting, Los Angeles police officers responded to another shooting at a home in the 6000 block of Graciosa Drive in the Hollywood Hills. Maynor was found in the backyard suffering from a gunshot wound to his foot. Authorities said he had accidentally shot himself during a burglary.
He was subsequently arrested and taken to a hospital. He was eventually identified as the suspect in the Avant shooting.