March 3, 2022
Suspect in the Jacqueline Avant Homicide Pleads Guilty
Beverly Hills, Calif. – Aariel Maynor, arrested and charged with the murder of Jacqueline Avant, pled guilty to one count of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder, one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, and two counts of first-degree residential burglary.
On December 1st, 2021, Maynor broke into the Avant’s Beverly Hills home and fatally shot Jacqueline Avant. He also shot at a security guard, who was not injured. In the early morning hours of December 2, 2021, Maynor was arrested by LAPD after he sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound during the commission of a burglary in the City of Los Angeles. LAPD investigators and Beverly Hills Police Detectives connected Maynor to the Beverly Hills homicide.
“We are pleased to see Maynor will remain behind bars where he belongs. Our thoughts continue to be with the Avant family,” Chief Mark G. Stainbrook added.
Beverly Hills Police Detectives were present in today’s court hearing.
“To the Beverly Hills Community, let me reassure you, this is one of the most protected and patrolled cities in the world. Crime of any kind will not be tolerated here. Let this be a message to anyone thinking of committing a crime in Beverly Hills – you will be caught and brought to justice,” Chief Stainbrook said at the time of Maynor’s arrest.
The Beverly Hills Police Department is committed to making our City the safest in the nation. Chief Stainbrook has promised to deploy whatever resources are necessary to accomplish this goal.
This investigation will remain open with the Beverly Hills Police Department until Maynor is sentenced.
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