August 14, 2022

Husband of missing Chula Vista mother appears in court docket

CHULA VISTA, Calif. – The partner of lacking Chula Vista mom Maya Millete was again in court Monday.

Larry Millete, 40, appeared with legal professional Bonita Martinez for a readiness hearing at the South Bay Courthouse in Chula Vista. Millete, who was arrested and charged last fall in his wife’s murder, will return to court May well 12 for a readiness listening to following Martinez asked for extra time to put together.

A preliminary examination for Millete also has been established for June 27.

A Chula Vista law enforcement SWAT crew arrested Millete Oct. 19 as he was by itself at the family’s residence on Paseo Los Gatos in Chula Vista. He was booked into jail on two felony counts: a murder cost and unlawful possession of an assault weapon.

Millete denies equally costs with his attorney stating in November, “We think she is continue to alive.”

“His spouse was made use of to leaving the household in the past, and this disappearance these days – doesn’t indicate she is useless,” Martinez claimed. “You just cannot rule out that she is alive … for the reason that there is no dead physique.”

His arrest arrived next a grueling nine-thirty day period lookup for Maya, the mother of 3 not seen due to the fact Jan. 7, 2021 in the vicinity of the family’s house. Her last recognized communication came at 8:15 p.m. that working day when she despatched an advert for a toy hauler to household by way of Fb Messenger, an arrest warrant affidavit filed by Chula Vista police demonstrates. Her phone’s action stopped about 1:25 p.m. the subsequent day, the affidavit reads.

She was documented lacking two days afterwards by her sister Maricris Drouaillet amid rising issues that they hadn’t listened to from her with Maya’s daughter’s 11th birthday celebration in Huge Bear looming that weekend, according to the affidavit.

A detective performing in CVPD’s Crimes of Violence Device wrote that Larry Millete was in a “desperate, frantic, unbalanced mindset” in the time main up to his wife’s disappearance. The account focuses on the notion that their marriage had been fraying dating back again to September 2020 and that Larry had grown “increasingly paranoid,” like getting in touch with so-known as “spellcasters” to make Maya want to continue to be in the relationship.

Drouaillet and husband Richard Drouaillet have led the lookup effort to uncover Maya, scouring the South Bay and somewhere else in San Diego County as well as internet hosting common prayer periods for her.

A billboard went up Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 in Chula Vista, Calif. to create qualified prospects on missing spouse and mom Maya “May” Millete.

Despite Maya’s human body under no circumstances currently being located, San Diego County District Legal professional Summer Stephan mentioned in an Oct information meeting that the law is “very clear” about submitting murder charges in the absence of a human body.

“In fact, there is case legislation that we will be utilizing in this scenario that tends to make it even extra distinct that a missing entire body is circumstantial evidence that there was foul play and that it is a murder, since anyone who takes their possess everyday living cannot conceal their own entire body,” Stephan stated.

If convicted, Larry Millete could encounter 25 yrs to everyday living in jail.

FOX 5’s Matt Meyer and Christy Simeral contributed to this report.