#Jacqueline Avant

Suspect Arrested in Jacqueline Avant Killing

A suspect has been arrested in the killing of Jacqueline Avant, the Beverly Hills Police Department announced in a press conference Thursday. Police arrested Aariel Maynor, 29, who allegedly shot and killed Avant after breaking into her Beverly Hills home early Wednesday morning. Avant was the wife of music industry legend Clarence Avant, the mother of Democratic fundraiser Nicole Avant and the mother-in-law of Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos. Police said that Maynor was apprehended after shooting himself in the foot during the commission of a burglary in the Hollywood Hills, about an hour after Avant was shot at her home in the...
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Suspect In Jackie Avant’s Death Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charge – Update

UPDATED: After week’s worth of court delays, an ex-con pleaded not guilty today to murder and other counts in the shooting death of Jacqueline Avant, wife of celebrated music executive Clarence Avant, during a robbery at the couple’s Trousdale Estates home in Beverly Hills. Aariel Maynor of Los Angeles, 29, is charged in the slaying of Jacqueline Avant, 81, who was shot at about 2:25 a.m. Dec. 1 inside her home. He is also accused of shooting at a security guard — who was not wounded — during the robbery, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Maynor was charged...
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Civil Rights Activists & Community Leaders Urge Reward For Information In Jackie Avant Killing

Civil rights and community leaders are urging the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to post a reward for information in the shooting death of Jackie Avant, the philanthropist and wife of music executive Clarence Avant. “This cowardly act cannot be unpunished,” said Michael Lawson, CEO of the Los Angeles Urban League, at a news conference in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, as reported by City News Service. “We must find who did this and we must take action.” Continued Lawson, “This was not just a robbery. This was not just a random killing. This was a shot to the...

Tyler Perry Promises ‘Every Available Resource Will Be Used’ to Find Jacqueline Avant’s Killer

Tyler Perry has shared his mourning over the death of Jacqueline Avant, stating that “every available resource will be used” to help find the philanthropist’s killer. Avant, the 81-year-old wife of music industry legend Clarence Avant and mother of Nicole Avant, was fatally shot early Wednesday morning by a home intruder at her Beverly Hills residence. “My heart breaks for Clarence and Nicole and all the Avant family. This world can be so cruel and cold!!” Perry wrote on his official Twitter. The media figure also shared several images of the Avants. “I have no idea what kind of sub-human could...

Arrest Made in the Fatal Shooting of Jacqueline Avant, Wife of Music Legend Clarence Avant

An arrest has been made in connection to the fatal shooting of Jacqueline Avant. The 81-year-old philanthropist and wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant was killed Wednesday in the couple’s Beverly Hills home. Beverly Hills police announced Thursday that 29-year-old Aariel Maynor of Los Angeles has been taken into custody. The motive remains unclear, police said. The suspect is on parole and has an “extensive” criminal history, Beverly Hills Police Chief Mark G. Stainbrook said Thursday during a media conference. Multiple surveillance videos, including city cameras, showed the suspect’s vehicle heading eastbound out of Beverly Hills shortly after Avant was shot around...
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Man arrested in fatal shooting of Jacqueline Avant in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Beverly Hills police made an arrest in the fatal shooting of Jacqueline Avant, the wife of the music executive known as the "Godfather of Black Music." Aariel Maynor, 29, was arrested after security video showed him leaving the Avants' home shortly after the shooting, Beverly Hills Police Chief Mark Stainbrook said Thursday.

L.A. County announces modified quarantine option for unvaccinated students

Los Angeles County public health officials announced Thursday that they’re offering school districts the option to allow unvaccinated students who have come into contact with a positive COVID-19 case to continue attending in-person classes under strict guidelines. The modified quarantine option for K-12 students will only be offered under certain...

Premature infant saves Jurupa Valley dad’s life

At only three weeks old and around 7 pounds, baby Juliette Francine is being hailed a hero. “She was born a month early. It was like ‘I got to get out of here so I can save my daddy,’” said her father, Jonathan Cedillo. Cedillo nearly died just days after she was born. But a […]

2 in custody following shootout and pursuit that left deputy wounded in Lynwood

An investigation is continuing Tuesday into a shootout and pursuit that left one deputy wounded and two suspects in custody Monday night. The events began about 7:10 p.m. when deputies in Lynwood were flagged down by someone who said they had been robbed at gunpoint, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release.