Larry Millete is accused of the killing of the 39-year-old mother of his three children after she sought a divorce, according to San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan. He was arrested nine months after May Millete was reported missing.
Larry Millete wearing a navy-blue jail clothing, white T-shirt and and N95 face mask, was accompanied by his attorney Bonita Martinez at his arraignment today scheduled at 1:30 p.m.
Superior Court Judge Maryann D'Addezio presided and opened the proceedings by admonishing those present that no comments or outbursts would be permitted during the hearing and reminded everyone that "communications with the defendant are prohibited."
Through his lawyer, the defendant, who initially told the court he was having difficulty hearing the proceedings due to a hearing impairment, rapidly waived a reading of the complaint.
Martinez then informed the court she had advised (Larry) Millete about his constitutional rights "and at this time would like to enter a plea of not guilty."
After Millete entered his plea, the court led Martinez through the process of scheduling appearances, the first of which was regarding a request for a bail review hearing. Currently, Millete is being held without bail; a review hearing was set for Nov. 4. A readiness hearing was scheduled for Dec. 16, and a preliminary examination review is slated for Feb. 28
No cameras other than the pool feed were allowed in the court room, nor were they permitted in the hallways, where Millete's family members and his attorney both declined opportunities to speak with the media.
As reported by Karla Rendon-Alvarez of 7NBC San Diego