Woman Pleads Not Guilty in Murder of Marketing Consultant and Social Justice Advocate

Jameelah Elena Michl, 36, pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday to charges of murder and burglary, along with additional allegations of using a firearm to commit the felonies. Michl is accused of killing Michael Latt, a high-profile marketing consultant and social justice advocate in the film industry. The incident occurred on November 27 when Michl allegedly knocked on Latt’s door, forced her way in, and fatally shot him with a semi-automatic handgun. Latt, 33, was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Prosecutors claim that Michl had been stalking and threatening director A.V. Rockwell, and targeted Latt because of his friendship with Rockwell. Michl had multiple restraining orders against her from Rockwell. Latt was well-known in Hollywood for his work as a consultant, focusing on social impact in film and entertainment. He had collaborated with directors such as Ryan Coogler and Ava DuVernay.

If convicted, Michl could face life in prison. Latt’s mother, Michelle Satter, a founding director of the Sundance Institute, received an honorary Oscar for her humanitarian work shortly after her son’s killing. At the award ceremony, Satter and the directors she mentored, Coogler and Chloe Zhao, paid tribute to Latt, with Coogler stating that Latt was Satter’s greatest gift to the world.

Please note that this article contains information related to a crime and the accusation of stalking.


Author: CrimeDoor

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