by Photo courtesy of Jerrod Villiere of UT San Diego

Larry Millete, husband of the long-missing mother of three May “Maya” Millete, appeared in court for the first time on Oct.21 for the murder of his wife and weapon possession charges. 

Judge Maryam D’Addezio opened the proceedings, which began almost 40 minutes after it’s set time at 1:30 p.m. The arraignment lasted no more than 10 minutes. 

A plea of not-guilty was announced by Defense Attorney Bonita Martinez. Larry Millete was arrested on Tuesday by authorities and details of the case were later announced at a press conference held by the Chula Vista Police Department late that day. 

A bail review hearing will be held on Nov. 4 at 1:30 p.m at the Southbay Courthouse.The status of no bail will remain until further notice. A readiness hearing will be held on Dec. 16 and a preliminary examination will be held on Feb. 28. 

A protective order was received by the court. Deputy District Attorney Christy Bowls affirmed the protective order which  the judge proceeded to ask Martinez if he was informed about who was named in the order, which she said that she had. 

“Mr. Millete, you must not harass, strike, menace, assault, follow, stalk, molest, destroy or damage critical or real property, disturb their peace, keep them under surveillance or block their movements," D'Addezio told Millete.

The Judge signed a protective order regarding the release of the body-worn camera and informed Larry that he cannot possess or attempt to possess any firearms or ammunition. She then instructed Larry to not make any contact and to not make any attempts in attaining the  location of protected parties or their family members, caretakers or guardians. Any attempted communications may be reported.

Maya’s Family and attorneys declined to make any comments. No cameras other than the pool cameras were accepted into the courtroom or in the hallways. 

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