Judge delays start of Larry Millete’s murder trial

Posted at 2:09 PM, July 25, 2023

By: Jermaine Ong

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (Scripps News San Diego) – The trial of Larry Millete, who is accused in the disappearance and death of his wife Maya, will not start until next year following a judge’s decision on Monday.

Larry Millete arraignment

Larry Millete appears in court for his arraignment in the murder of his missing wife, Maya, Oct. 21, 2021. (KGTV)

At a court hearing in Chula Vista Monday, Millete’s defense team asked that the trial be delayed until January, with part of that reason being a lack of money for Millete’s defense.

Millete’s attorney also told the court that he was concerned about the defendant’s mental health.

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In the end, the judge agreed to move the trial from Oct. 10 to Jan. 16, 2024.

Maya Millete has not been seen since early January 2021. Her husband was arrested in October of that year in connection with her disappearance and presumed death.

Prosecutors have claimed Larry Millete killed his wife because she was looking to divorce him.

This story was originally published on July 25, 2023, by Scripps News San Diego, an E.W. Scripps Company.