May ‘Maya’ Mille’s husband ordered not to contact their children – NBC 7 San Diego
The husband of May “Maya” Millet, the missing mother of Chula Vista, is now only allowed to speak to his lawyer after violating a court order forbidding him to contact his three children, a judge said Wednesday in a report. South Bay courtroom.
When Larry Millete was arraigned last week, a protective criminal order was issued preventing Millete from contacting his three children, aged 5, 10 and 11.
Assistant District Attorney Christy Bowles told court on Wednesday that since her arrest last week, Millete had made 129 phone calls to her parents’ home, where her children currently live. Some of those phone calls, Bowles said, were only to his children and others to his parents.
Bowles said at least nine hours of calls, which have been recorded, have taken place with his children.
In the calls, Millete mentioned Maya’s family, had the 11-year-old read the headlines to her, and also told two of the kids to watch an R-rated movie called “Shock Caller” to “understand the headlines”. ‘environment in which it is located “. The film is about a well-to-do family man who is jailed for murder and, after a plea deal, becomes a hardened prisoner.
Bowles told the court the children were “traumatized” and the order filed in court last week was made to prevent them from suffering further emotional harm. Bowles added that Mille’s parents were “helping him violate the protection order” by letting him speak with them.
Bowles asked the judge to serve Millette with a copy of the criminal protection order making it clear that no phone calls, emails, visits or conversations with the children are allowed through the parents.
Superior Court Judge Maryann D’Addezio said she “read it word for word” to Mille when the order was issued last week. Millete and his defense attorney Bonita Martinez, however, told D’Addezio that he never received a document and that, as the names of his children had not been read in court, which had been made to protect their identity, he was unaware that it was banned. to talk to them.
The judge then turned to Mille, directly calling the directive an “order” and not a “suggestion or request.”
“I don’t think for a minute that you didn’t understand who I was talking about, but just to be sure I’m going to request that a copy of this protection order be given to you here in open court,” D. said Addezio. .
The judge concluded the hearing after saying that Millete’s telephone privileges were now limited exclusively to speaking with his lawyer, because he “had violated them blatantly and repeatedly.”
The 40-year-old Eastlake man is charged with murdering the 39-year-old mother of his three children after filing for divorce, according to San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan. His detention follows nine months of countless search efforts by volunteers and a lengthy investigation by law enforcement.
Mille pleaded not guilty last week during his first court appearance in the case. He also faces a second charge relating to alleged illegal possession of an assault rifle.
He remains in detention without bail, but a bail hearing is scheduled for November 4. Prosecutors allege that if released, Millete would pose a risk to the community, as well as to his children, and that he also poses a risk of absconding.
The disappearance of May ‘Maya’ Mille
The disappearance of May “Maya” Mille has gripped San Diego County since her last visit nine months ago.
Maya, 39, was last seen by her family at her Paseo Los Gatos home around 5 p.m. on January 7, two days before the family left on a planned trip to Big Bear for her birthday. girl. Maya has three children. Investigators said Maya had not responded to phone calls or texts since January 7.
Family and friends said that after her disappearance, Maya’s car was still at her house, but the phone calls went directly to her voicemail.
The Drouaillets have been tireless in their efforts to locate Maya throughout 2021.
“We feel so helpless and so desperate for answers,” Drouaillet told NBC 7 in February.
After what the family described as a week-long roller coaster, family, friends and a handful of supporters gathered on Saturday to continue the search for Maya Millete. NBC’s Amber Frias Reports 7.