Man Sentenced in Death of Clarence Avant’s Wife

Man Sentenced in Death of Clarence Avant's Wife

( – As crime rates rise around the nation, no income class has remained unaffected. In Los Angeles, a burglar killed Jacqueline Avant, the philanthropic wife of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Clarence Avant. The murderer faces life in prison after admitting to multiple horrific crimes.

On Tuesday, April 19, a judge sentenced 30-year-old Aariel Maynor to a three life sentences in prison with a 150-year minimum term. Maynor pleaded guilty last year to possessing a firearm as a felon, two burglaries, attempted murder, and murder. The New York Post shared photos of Maynor and his victim:

Maynor had a long history of violence and crime before he killed Jacqueline Avant on December 1, 2021. His record includes a robbery and domestic violence incident and a grand theft auto conviction. The convict was on parole when he broke into the Avant home and shot Jacqueline Avant and fired at an unarmed security guard.

A jury and judge served well-deserved justice to Avant, although it’s still heartbreaking the world lost a philanthropist dedicated to preserving the fine arts and assisting lower-income communities. Jaqueline’s husband, Clarence Avant, nicknamed “The Godfather of Black music,” and her daughter, Nicole, the wife of Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, survive her.

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