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Hearing over Gun Violence Restraining Order against Larry Millete delayed

Posted at 6:33 AM, Jun 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-22 17:07:26-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Larry Millete, the husband of missing Chula Vista mother of three Maya Millete, will have to wait three more months for a judge to make a decision on the temporary Gun Violence Restraining Order against him.

During a Tuesday hearing, Larry Millete’s lawyer and the San Diego City Attorney were present virtually as a judge said the GVRO case would be pushed back to Sept. 14. The temporary order filed in May against Millete expired on Tuesday; there's no immediate word on the order's status.

The judge informed both lawyers that he signed at least five search warrants pertaining to Larry Millete.

ABC 10News contacted the parties involved to learn more about the decision, but no responses were provided as of 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

According to court documents obtained by ABC 10News, Larry Millete has claimed in a written response to the order that he was illegally detained by Chula Vista Police during the second search of his home.

Investigators said Larry owned a cache of firearms, with some of his weapons being illegally obtained. Under the GVRO, Larry was told to surrender his guns.

However, Larry countered that all his guns were part of a collection that was approved by his wife. He added that the firearms were legally obtained and registered, and he has gone through the required background checks.

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As part of his response to the order, Larry included several handgun safety certificates and he said his three children to do not have access to the weapons and are supervised at all times.

Larry said negative statements have been made about him by his wife’s family and attorney, blaming him for Maya’s disappearance.

"This created an environment of hate and anger against me and motivated people to leave threatening and malicious messages on our doorsteps, front door, text messages, and through the mail,” Larry said in his GVRO response.

Included in the response are several character reference letters in support of Larry.

Maya Millete was last seen on Jan. 7; the Chula Vista Police Department is continuing to work with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, FBI, and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) to determine what happened to the mother of three.