Los Angeles, April 19, 2022 – ADDA Vice President Eric Siddall issued the following statement regarding the sentencing of Aariel Maynor in the shooting death of 81-year-old Los Angeles philanthropist Jacqueline Avant.
The ADDA’s injunction struck down Gascón’s illegal policies and forced him to follow the law. It is the only reason Ms. Avant’s killer is going to state prison for 190 years.
Without that injunction, Avant’s killer would be eligible for parole in 21 years, despite his long criminal record and brutal conduct. Parole hearings not only mean a potential of early release, but they re-traumatize victims.
For Gascón now to claim that he’s responsible for today’s sentence is not only revisionist history, it’s completely false.
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