Maya Millette murder suspect husband to appear for conservatorship deposition – NBC 7 San Diego

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The man accused of murdering his wife, May “Maya” Millette, a Chula Vista woman who remains missing more than 18 months after disappearing from her home, will appear for deposition in a case that will decide the guardianship of her three children, one the judge ruled on Wednesday.

San Diego Superior Court Judge Julia Kelety’s order approves a request by May “Maya” Millete’s sister to compel Larry Millete to appear for an interview in the case to decide who will be granted guardianship of her children, who are 12, 11 years old. and 5.

After Larry Millette was arrested for his alleged role in the death of Chula Vista’s mother, Maya Millete, his sister issued an emotional plea for help in locating her sister’s body.

Millete, 40, has been imprisoned since October on suspicion of the murder of his wife, who disappeared on January 7, 2021.

Prosecutors, who allege Millete killed her because she filed for divorce, say no one reported seeing her alive after that day, and her body has not been found. Millete has denied any involvement in his wife’s disappearance and in a separate court case, wrote in a statement that he believes his wife left voluntarily.

Millete’s parents and May Millete’s sister have since gone to court to decide who should become the children’s guardians in the absence of their parents.

Such a deposition will have to wait until Millete is deemed mentally capable.

Prosecutors want to keep Larry Millete in jail without bond because, they said, he could be a danger to his children if released, NBC 7’s Allie Raffa reports.

Earlier this year, his defense attorney said he doubted Millete’s ability to stand trial in the murder case and the criminal charges were stayed. A defendant is deemed mentally incapable of standing trial if he is unable to understand the nature of the criminal proceedings or to assist his attorney in his defence.

Millete was to be evaluated by a doctor to determine if he was fit to stand trial, but that evaluation has not yet taken place, according to Scott Finkbeiner, an attorney representing May Millete’s sister, Maracris Drouaillet.

Finkbeiner told the judge on Wednesday, “Obviously I’m not going to accept the testimony of an incompetent witness.”

A hearing regarding his jurisdiction is scheduled for Aug. 29 at the downtown San Diego courthouse.

The husband of Chula Vista’s mother, May “Maya” Millete, was arraigned in Chula Vista on Thursday afternoon.

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