Jacqueline Avant’s suspected killer has failed justice system, says Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon – .

Jacqueline Avant’s suspected killer has failed justice system, says Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon – .

The alleged killer of Jacqueline Avant, the wife of music director and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Clarence Avant, has failed with a harsh approach to crime that focuses solely on incarceration and not on the root causes of the crime. felony, Los Angeles County said District Attorney George Gascon.

Aariel Maynor faces murder, attempted murder and burglary charges, in addition to being a felon in possession of a gun in connection with the alleged December 1 murder at Avant’s house in Beverly Hills and a botched heist at a second home where police say he accidentally shot himself. in the foot.

Court records show Maynor, 29, was on parole at the time of the murder and has an extensive criminal record. He pleaded guilty to a robbery charge in 2013 and was sentenced to five years in prison. He made a clear plea of ​​an incident of domestic violence in July 2013 and was convicted of robbery in 2010.


Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon said Aariel Maynor, the man charged with the murder of Jacqueline Avant, had been rejected by the court system.
(California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and AP)

He was paroled in July 2018, but was sentenced in November of the same year to four years in prison for robbery with improvements for having already been convicted. He was released on September 1.

“As far as we can see, he never received any meaningful intervention that could have helped him put his life on a different path,” Gascon told reporters on Wednesday. “The one who would have prevented the terrible tragedy from happening. “

The remarks came as the attorney general defended his policies amid a second recall effort and criticism that his office was lenient on crime.

After taking a moment of silence for Avant, 81, Gascon noted that Maynor was found with an AR-15 rifle at the scene of the second flight, police said.

“I am angry with a system that allows a disturbed young man with a proven history of violent behavior to enter and leave prison with little or no significant intervention in order to gain access to a military style AR-15 weapon. and go out and kill Jacqueline Avant, ”he said.

Jacqueline Avant, left, and Clarence Avant appear at the 11th annual AAFCA Awards in Los Angeles on January 22, 2020. She was shot dead in Beverly Hills, California.

Maynor was arrested hours after allegedly killing Avant, a local philanthropist who supported many causes in Los Angeles. She and her husband counted among their friends many celebrities and political figures such as former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

In addition to social causes, Avant has served on the boards of directors of several organizations dedicated to the preservation of fine arts. The Avant family announced a Jacqueline Avant Memorial Fund for the new MLK Children’s Center in South Los Angeles.

In a statement, the Avant and Sarandos families thanked the audience for the “outpouring of love and support” from around the world.

“We ask you to please give us some time and space to mourn as a family and to continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers,” the message read. “We thank you in advance for respecting our privacy during this difficult time. “

A broken window at the home of the murder of Clarence’s wife Before December 1, 2021 (APEX / MEGA TheMegaAgency.com)
(Marc Satter)


Avant’s daughter Nicole, a former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas, is married to Ted Sarandos, Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer of Netflix.


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