Who is Jacqueline Avant's suspected killer? Aariel Maynor has lengthy criminal record

Jackie Avant died at her Beverly Hills home following an armed home invasion robbery in the early hours of December 1


                            Who is Jacqueline Avant's suspected killer? Aariel Maynor has lengthy criminal record
Jacqueline Avant was killed during a home invasion robbery in Beverly Hills on December 1 and police have arrested career criminal Aariel Maynor as a suspect in this case (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images/ CDCR)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA: Police officials have arrested a suspect in the killing of music executive Clarence Avant's wife Jacqueline. She died in the early hours of December 1 after a home invasion robbery incident at her Beverly Hills home in the 1100 block of Maytor Place. She was taken to Cedar-Sinai Hospital where she died. Beverly Hills Chief of Police Mark Stainbrook on December 2 announced they have identified the suspect as Aariel Maynor, a 29-year-old with a lengthy criminal record. 

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It was reported that a number of bullets were fired during the incident. Clarence and a security guard present at the property at the time of the shooting managed to escape unscathed. Investigators have confirmed Maynor had acted alone in the mayhem. Jacqueline had previously served as President of the Neighbors of Watts, the support group for the South Central Community Child Care Center, and was on the board of directors of the International Student Center at UCLA. She is survived by her son Alexander Du Bois Avant, and Nicole who is married to Netflix's co-CEO Ted Sarandos. 

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Who is Jackie Avant's suspected killer Aariel Maynor?

Avant was arrested on December 1, an hour after he allegedly shot Jackie at her home. Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Division officers arrived at a house in the 6000 block of Graciosa Drive around 3:30 am after being alerted about a shooting and burglary. Police found Maynor in the backyard of the house, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his foot. His vehicle was spotted on several surveillance videos driving outside of the city after the shooting. LAPD Deputy Chief Blake Chow said it was "an astute watch commander at Hollywood that started to put two and two together and reached out to Beverly Hills." Detectives were quick to note the similarities between the two cases after which they were prompted to investigate further. Maynor continues to remain a suspect at this time. 

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"At this time, we’re only looking at him as a suspect, but again, there’s a lot of evidence to go through, so we’re leaving open the possibility there could be other people involved,” Stainbrook said before describing Maynor as a parolee with a lengthy criminal history. According to CBS Los Angeles report citing records from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Maynor was released on parole on September 1 after serving four out of five years in jail for second-degree robbery for which he was convicted in November 2013. Prior to that, he had served jail time after being convicted for a separate robbery and grand theft. He was released on parole supervision in March 2018 after which he absconded for a month in July, only to return to supervision in August. The same year he was sentenced to four years for second-degree robbery with enhancements for prior felony conviction, according to Fox LA before being released on parole this year. 

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