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ICYMI: Here's What Happened Each Day During the Hearing for Larry Millete, Ordered to Stand Trial in Wife Maya's Murder

Stay tuned here for live updates during the preliminary hearings for Larry Millete, accused of killing his wife Maya Millete in 2021

Nearly two years to the day that his wife, Chula Vista mother of three May "Maya" Millete, was last seen, Larry Ibarreta Millete is in court for a preliminary hearing in what has turned into a murder case.

What to Know

  • May "Maya" Millete, a Chula Vista mother of three, was last seen alive on Jan. 7, 2021
  • In October 2021, police arrested her husband, Larry Millete on a first-degree murder charge
  • No body has ever been recovered

For two years, loved ones have been searching for Chula Vista mother May "Maya" Millete, who disappeared without a trace on Jan. 7, 2021.

Her husband, 41-year-old Larry Millete, appeared in court as prosecutors present their case to determine if there is enough evidence to try him for murder. The preliminary hearing began Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2022, in front of Judge Dwayne Moring. After a two-week-long hearing, Millete was bound over for trial on Jan. 25, 2023.

Maya was last seen in the couple's home on Paseo Los Gatos in Chula Vista at around 5 p.m. home on Jan. 7, 2021. Her disappearance occurred two days before the family was set to travel on a planned trip to Big Bear for her daughter’s birthday. Two days later, Maya's sister, Maricris Drouaillet, called Chula Vista police to report that her 39-year-old sister was missing. Maya’s car was still at her home but phone calls went straight to her voicemail after her disappearance.

Since then, the residence was visited by police on multiple occasions, dozens of search parties have been held to locate Maya, and, in October 2021, Larry was arrested and charged with murder in the first degree as well as a weapons charge connected to a gun found during one of the searches.

NBC 7 provided daily updates when available in the live blog below.

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