Parole, who killed 81-year-old philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, the wife of the legendary music director, during a burglary at her home in Beverly Hills, was sentenced to 190 years in prison.
Ariel Minor, 30, pleaded guilty to murder and other charges at the Los Angeles Supreme Court last month and pleaded guilty on December 1 to shooting Avanta in the back with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and firing several rounds at a security guard. escaped.
Avant was married to Clarence Avant, owner of the Grammy, known as the godfather of black music for mentoring and assisting in the careers of artists including Bill Withers, Little Willie John, LA Reid, Babyface, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
Manor shot Jacqueline Avant when she surprised him after he broke into the couple’s house during a burglary attempt in which he hoped to steal $ 50,000 ($ 67,680), prosecutors said.
Less than an hour after fleeing the scene, he broke into a house on the Hollywood Hills and then accidentally shot himself in the leg as he was leaving.
Manor, a member of the Bloods gang with a long criminal record, was taken to court in a wheelchair.
Avant used its money on charities that helped low-income neighborhoods. She was on the board of the International Student Center at the University of California, Los Angeles.
91-year-old Clarence Avant, a concert promoter and manager, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year.
Prosecutors said Manor was looking for information about Clarence Avant and the couple’s address the day before the murder.
Manor did not repent of the murder, laughing with a friend during a recorded phone call in prison about all the news about him, according to a court document filed by Deputy District Attorney Victor Avila.
“Do you think my mother saw it?” He asked.
“I don’t know, but it’s not funny,” said an unidentified woman.
“Why are you laughing? It’s someone’s life. It’s someone’s family member.”
Avant was married for 54 years and had two children, Alexandre Du Bois Avant and Nicole Avant, film producer and former U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas, who is married to Netflix co-CEO and content director Ted Sarandas.
After Jacqueline Avant’s death, she and her charitable work were honored by former President Bill Clinton, Erwin “Magic” Johnson and Quincy Jones.
“Today marks the end of a tragic incident that shocked our community,” District Attorney George Gascon said Tuesday.
“Her murder has caused shock in our community, causing fear, concern and a huge sense of loss.”
Manor, who was on parole for his second robbery sentence, boasted to another friend during a jail call that he is awaiting a lesser sentence because prosecutors are not seeking life without parole.
“I’m going to get out of jail. I’ll probably do 20 … 25, come out, can you feel me?” he said.
In line with Gascon’s policies, prosecutors did not seek allegations of special circumstances that the murder was committed as a result of burglary, which could result in a life sentence without parole.
Instead, they relied on a three-stroke law that could result in life imprisonment for a third serious or violent crime.
The lawyer unsuccessfully argued that some of Maynor’s previous crimes were not considered “strikes.”
Manor told police he was on drugs in the morning at the time of the shooting. He also said he was bipolar, grew up poor and was raised in a foster family.
But Avila argued that there were no mitigating factors and that Manor “demonstrated a high degree of violence and callousness.”
“He shot Jacqueline Avant in the back with a large-caliber weapon and tried to kill her guard,” Avila said in his trial.
“If that wasn’t enough, then within an hour he decided to break into another house with the same firearms. It shows complete disregard for the lives of all victims in this case. “