Suspect Charged With Murder of Jacqueline Avant

A parolee has been charged with the murder of music icon Clarence Avant’s wife, Jacqueline Avant, as well as the attempted murder of her security guard during an armed robbery. 

Aariel Maynor, 29, was charged with one count each of murder, attempted murder, and being a felon with a firearm, according to CBSLA. He also faces two counts of residential burglary with a person present, and an allegation of using an assault long barrel pistol during the crimes.

The home invasion shooting took place Wednesday at Jacqueline and Clarence’s Beverly Hills home. Details of the incident are vague. Chief Mark Stainbrook of the Beverly Hills Police Department previously suggested that Jacqueline may have been deliberately targeted. 

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