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Murder suspect Larry Millete ordered to appear for deposition deciding guardianship of kids –

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A man accused of killing his wife, a Chula Vista woman who remains missing more than 18 months after she disappeared from her home, will appear for testimony in a case that will decide the custody of his three children. the judge ruled on Wednesday.

San Diego Superior Court Judge Julia Kelety’s ruling grants May “Maya” Millete’s sister May “Maya” Millete’s request to compel Larry Millete to appear for an interview in the case to decide who will be awarded custody of his children, ages 12 , 11 and 5.

Millet, 40, has been in prison since October on suspicion of murdering his wife, who disappeared on January 7, 2021.

Prosecutors, who claim Millete killed her because she asked for a divorce, say no one has reported seeing her alive since that day, nor has her body been found. Millet has denied any involvement in his wife’s disappearance and in a separate court case, wrote in a statement that he believes his wife left voluntarily.

Millet’s parents and his sister Mae Millet have gone to court to decide who will be the children’s guardian in their parents’ absence.

Any such deposition would have to wait until Millete is deemed mentally competent.

Earlier this year, his defense lawyer expressed doubt about Millet’s competency to stand trial in the murder case, and the criminal proceedings have been suspended. A defendant is considered mentally incompetent to stand trial if he is unable to understand the nature of the criminal proceedings or assist his attorney in his defense.

Millet was to be evaluated by a doctor to determine if he is competent to stand trial, but that evaluation has not yet been done, according to Scott Finkbeiner, an attorney representing Mae Millet’s sister, Maracris Druaillet.

Finkbeiner told the judge Wednesday, “Clearly, I’m not going to testify about someone who is an incompetent witness.”

A competency hearing is set for Aug. 29 in downtown San Diego County Court.

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