Written by: Khalif Thompson
After the long and excruciating wait for justice in the tragic robbery and murder of Jacqueline Avant in December 2021, Avant’s killer has finally pleaded guilty to his crimes and brought to justice.
A few months after being arrested for the shooting death of Jacqueline Avant, Aariel Maynor pled guilty to first-degree murder.
On Thursday, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced Aariel Maynor's guilty plea (March 3).
Maynor admitted to first-degree murder, attempted murder, felon in possession of a handgun, and two charges of first-degree home burglary with a person present.
“This crime continues to shock the conscience. Mrs. Avant’s death was a tragic loss felt by our entire community,” District Attorney Gascón said.
“In this case, the defendant is facing 170 years to life in prison and is ineligible for elderly parole. Our Bureau of Victim Services will continue to be in contact with the family and their representatives to offer trauma-informed services.”
On December 1, 2021, Jacqueline Avant was tragically murdered during a robbery at her Beverly Hills home. Maynor was also accused of shooting at a security guard, who was unharmed.
Maynor's sentencing is set for March 30.