Jacqueline Avant Shooter Sentenced to Life After Pleading Guilty to Murder

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Jacqueline Avant
Shooter Sentenced to Life in Prison
After pleading guilty

4/19/2022 11: 25 AM PT

Jacqueline Avant‘s murderer has just learned his fate after pleading guilty to the crime — and he’ll be doing some hard time for a good long while.

Aariel Maynor — who was arrested and subsequently convicted of murdering Mrs. Avant after entering his plea in March — was sentenced Tuesday in L.A. County … and the judge threw the book at him, sending him to prison for the rest of his life.



As we reported … Maynor copped to breaking into Jacqueline and her husband Clarence‘s Beverly Hills home in December — and then opened fire with an “assault long barrel pistol” when he came upon Jacqueline, who wasn’t with Clarence at the time. Maynor fled the scene.

Jacqueline was taken to a hospital, but succumbed to her injuries and died.

Photos were taken shortly after the crime. It appears that Maynor broke into a sliding glass door on one side of the property… leaving behind a lot of broken glass.

Prosecutors pushed for a lengthy sentence, telling the judge Maynor bragged and joked with his friends about the situation from a jail phone. According to court docs, he also said he expected to serve a max of 25 years because the prosecutors did not file a so-called “special circumstances” murder charge.

Jacqueline was deeply involved in her community, serving as the President of the Neighborhood of Watts, as well as serving on the Board of Directors of UCLA’s International Student Center. She was 81.

Clarence, of course, is known as the Godfather of Black music — having had a hand in a number of classic records and albums throughout the years … with the likes of Jay-Z, Diddy, L.A. Reid and others singing his praises for his influence in the culture.

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