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'Let Me Explain What A Court Order Is:’ Larry Millete Gets Scolded By Judge For Contacting Kids From Jail
“It’s not a suggestion. It’s not a request. It’s an order.” Judge Maryann D'Addezio told Larry Millete, who has been charged with the murder of his wife Maya Millete.
Larry Millete, who was just last week arrested for the killing of his wife, got reprimanded by a judge for talking to his children from jail in violation of a court order.
"Let me explain what a court order is," Judge Maryann D'Addezio scolded the accused killer in court on Wednesday, according to Fox 5 San Diego. “It’s not a suggestion. It’s not a request. It’s an order.”
The California father is accused of killingh Maya “May” Millete, 39, who vanished the same day she scheduled an appointment with a divorce lawyer. The two shared three kids together, ages 5, 10, and 11.
Following Larry’s arrest last week, D’Addezio signed a criminal protective order that was supposed to prevent him from contacting those children. She read that order aloud in court during his first hearing, without mentioning the kids by name.
“At the last hearing, out of deference to your attorney who didn’t want your children’s names read in court, the court specifically asked … whether you were aware that the orders that I was going to read applied to the protective parties listed on the document — who were your three children,” the judge told Larry. “I don’t for a minute believe you didn’t understand who I was talking about.”
However, Bonita Martinez — Larry’s lawyer — argued that he genuinely didn’t comprehend the order.
Over the past week, he talked to his children for a whopping nine hours behind bars, prosecutor Christy Bowles told the judge on Wednesday.
She alleged that in those calls, he made inappropriate remarks.
Bowles stated that “he asks the 11-year-old that she and her 10-year-old sister should watch a movie called ‘Shot Caller,’ which is a rated-R movie that has warnings of bloody violence. It’s essentially a story about a businessman who goes to prison, and he suggests that they should watch it to understand the environment that he’s in.”
Martinez plans to appeal the order so her client can speak to his kids again.
Larry has vehemently denied any involvement in his wife’s disappearance or presumed murder; her remains have not been found. He has pleaded not guilty to murder and last month claimed that Maya “voluntarily” left him and their three children. He alleged in a petition, intended to keep their three kids away from her side of the family, that she had been acting “erratically” before her disappearance and that "there is no evidence of foul play.”
He also stopped cooperating with police soon after his wife’s disappearance, a public information officer for the department told Oxygen.com back in February.
Larry is also being charged with the illegal possession of an assault weapon. Police had filed a gun violence restraining order request against him back in May, claiming that he was in possession of "illegal assault weapons and unregistered firearms," posing an "extreme danger to the public in both the cities of Chula Vista and San Diego.” Guns were seized from Larry's home as a result of that request.