The son of a bank executive uncovered his mother’s entire body soon after she was crushed to loss of life by her ex-boyfriend at her residence final 7 days, Los Angeles County prosecutors alleged.
The girl, Michelle Annette Avan, 48, died from a “senseless act of violence” at the hands of an ex-boyfriend, Anthony Duwayne Turner, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón mentioned in a statement Monday. Turner has been billed with one particular depend each of murder and first-degree household burglary.
“Ms. Avan was a leader in our community, and this senseless act of violence has resulted in a substantial reduction to us all,” Gascón explained.
Turner, 52, of Westchester, entered Avan’s house Aug. 3, Gascón said, and still left the next day. “The following working day, the victim’s son uncovered her entire body within the dwelling,” Gascón mentioned.
Avan was a senior vice president at Bank of The usa, in which she was dependable for supporting use and establish talent, a organization spokesman explained Tuesday.
“We are devastated by the information. Michelle was a valued member of our organization for more than 20 decades and will be considerably missed,” Bank of The united states reported in a statement.
Turner pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday in Los Angeles County Top-quality Court, NBC Los Angeles noted.
Avan experienced two kids and a grandchild, the station noted.
KABC-Television set of Los Angeles claimed that Turner worked with Avan.
The station also described that Avan’s son, Trevon, claimed: “My mother Michelle Avan failed to even have the chance to see her granddaughter turn 2. We are asking the public, we’re inquiring every person at home to be sure to help us in creating confident that this case gets the awareness it deserves. And that we get justice for our mom, Michelle Avan.”
Kellen Davis, Turner’s lawyer, stated his customer will be exonerated.
“Absolutely nothing about the allegations raised by the district attorney’s business office so much has been substantiated. Nor do we believe they will be substantiated,” Davis said. “We seem ahead to redeeming Mr. Turner and his standing by way of the court docket system.”
Davis prolonged his sympathies to Avan’s beloved ones Tuesday night.
Turner remained jailed Tuesday evening, Davis mentioned. Bail was set at $2 million, in accordance to information of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The records confirmed that Turner was arrested Thursday and booked into the Van Nuys Jail.
His upcoming court docket day, in accordance to sheriff’s department information, was scheduled for upcoming week.