The son of a lender govt observed his mother’s physique just after she was crushed to dying by her ex-boyfriend at her property final 7 days, Los Angeles County prosecutors alleged.
The woman, Michelle Annette Avan, 48, died from a “senseless act of violence” at the palms of an ex-boyfriend, Anthony Duwayne Turner, Los Angeles County District Legal professional George Gascón said in a statement Monday. Turner has been charged with one depend each of murder and very first-degree household theft.
“Ms. Avan was a chief in our community, and this senseless act of violence has resulted in a significant reduction to us all,” Gascón reported.
Turner, 52, of Westchester, entered Avan’s house Aug. 3, Gascón claimed, and still left the adhering to day. “The upcoming working day, the victim’s son found her overall body inside of the residence,” Gascón stated.
Avan was a senior vice president at Financial institution of America, in which she was responsible for serving to use and create expertise, a company spokesman reported Tuesday.
“We are devastated by the news. Michelle was a valued member of our enterprise for more than 20 years and will be tremendously missed,” Financial institution of America claimed in a statement.
Turner pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday in Los Angeles County Excellent Court, NBC Los Angeles noted.
Avan experienced two young children and a grandchild, the station noted.
KABC-Tv of Los Angeles documented that Turner labored with Avan.
The station also described that Avan’s son, Trevon, stated: “My mother Michelle Avan did not even have the opportunity to see her granddaughter transform 2. We are inquiring the general public, we’re inquiring anyone at household to you should help us in earning sure that this scenario will get the attention it deserves. And that we get justice for our mom, Michelle Avan.”
Kellen Davis, Turner’s lawyer, said his shopper will be exonerated.
“Nothing at all about the allegations raised by the district attorney’s place of work so much has been substantiated. Nor do we think they will be substantiated,” Davis explained. “We glance ahead to redeeming Mr. Turner and his track record by means of the court docket system.”
Davis prolonged his sympathies to Avan’s beloved kinds Tuesday night time.
Turner remained jailed Tuesday night time, Davis said. Bail was set at $2 million, in accordance to data of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Section. The data confirmed that Turner was arrested Thursday and booked into the Van Nuys Jail.
His upcoming court day, in accordance to sheriff’s division documents, was scheduled for upcoming 7 days.