On June 9, 2022 the murder trial against Maya Millete’s husband, Larry Millete, was suspended after his defense attorney questioned his competency to stand trial.
Millete will now be examined by a doctor to determine his mental fitness. A defendant can be deemed incompetent to stand trial if they are unable to understand the criminal proceedings or assist their attorney in their defense.
A competency hearing has been set for August 29, 2022.
Larry Millete was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife, Maya Millete, on October 19, 2021.
39 year old Maya Millete was last seen on January 7, 2021, and disappeared from her home following an argument with her husband. Her body has not been found.
Husband of Missing Woman Maya Millete Charged With Murder
On October 19, 2021, 40 year old Larry Millete was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife Maya Millete. He also faced a second charge of illegal possession of an assault rifle.
Authorities revealed that Larry had previously sought magic to save his failing marriage by contacting multiple “spell casters” online to make his wife fall back in love with him.
When his request didn’t work, Larry sought spells to cause Maya to suffer severe injury and make her dependable on him. He also inquired about harming a man whom he blamed for his failed marriage.
Police made the arrest based on circumstantial evidence which included Maya’s extramarital affair and her desire for a divorce, which investigators believe triggered Larry to murder her on the night of January 7, 2021.
Larry Millete was the last known person to see Maya before her disappearance, which followed an argument. One of his firearms, a .40 caliber gun, was also missing when police conducted a search warrant on the family’s home.
On October 21, 2021, Larry pleaded pleaded not guilty on charges of first-degree murder and weapons possession during his initial court appearance.