SAN DIEGO — The preliminary hearing for Larry Millete, who is accused of murdering his wife May “Maya” Millete, continued Wednesday. The hearing is in its second week.
Maya was last seen on Jan. 7, 2021 near her home in the 2400 block of Paseo Los Gatos in Chula Vista. She was reported missing by her sister two days later.
A timeline of the events leading up to and after her disappearance can be found here.
Several people gave testimony last week, including Maya’s siblings Maricris Drouaillet and Jay-R Tabalanza.
The hearing for Larry began last Wednesday at the downtown San Diego courthouse and is expected to last several weeks, with over 20 witnesses expected to testify.
The preliminary hearing is not a jury trial, but works as a mini-trial, without a jury, where counsel can call witnesses, display evidence and cross-examine witnesses.
At the end of the preliminary hearing, the judge can rule that there is enough evidence to believe Larry committed a crime and a trial will be scheduled, or, on the other hand, the judge can rule the evidence does not establish probable cause Larry committed a crime and the judge has the ability to dismiss charges.
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