Last Wednesday Jacqueline Avant, philanthropist and wife of musical genius Clarence Avant was murdered inside their Truesdale Estates home in Beverly Hills around 2 am. Avant, 81, is the mother of former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas, Nicole Avant. She’s also the mother-in-law to Netflix’s CEO, Reed Hastings. Several celebrites such as Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton and Tyler Perry, just to name a few; gave heartfelt condolences in the wake of the tragedy. Tyler Perry stated he would stop at no length to find and prosecute the shooter.
Nonetheless, Wednesday, his wish was granted when 29 year old Arriel Maynor was arrested and charged with one count of murder; among other counts in regard to the murder. To start, he shot at the hired security before he killed Jacqueline. The security was grazed slightly, but he is alive and doing well.
Maynor is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at the Airport Branch courthouse not only for the one count of murder, but also for attempted murder and felon in possession of a firearm; along with two counts of residential burglary with a person present,; according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. After allegedly shooting himself while attempting to invade the home, Maynor was finally arrested. What an idiot!
L.A. District Attorney Seeks Less Jailtime For Similar Crimes
Now, here comes the side-eye. Instead of trying to de-escalate the smash and grab robberies that have skyrocketed in California recently, District Attorney George Gascon sent a fundraising email requesting donations that would implement a bill removing extra prison time for using a gun during a crime. To add, the fundraiser was distributed hours after Avant’s murder.
“Mrs. Avant was a treasured member of our community. Her generosity and goodwill touched so many lives,” District Attorney George Gascon said in a news release.news release
Jacqueline Avant Was a Generous Philanthropist
Jacqueline was actually on her way to assisting a community effort to give away turkeys and toys to kids; but she never made it. Community activist “Sweet” Alice Harris recalls to the Los Angeles Times the phone call she’d recently received from Jacqueline.
“She said ‘I am going to get some friends of mine togehter and wer are going to help you to get all those bikes out for Christmas”. Harris said of Jacqueline’s kind heart, “She didn’t want the credit. She was doing it from her heart. She was doing it because it needs to be done”. But unfortunately it never came into fruition.