MAYA Millete's husband attempted to have a spell cast on his wife to make her stay with him – but her last phone call was to her divorce lawyer, a DA said on Tuesday.
San Diego County DA Summer Stephan revealed the shocking claim on Tuesday hours after Larry Millete was arrested for his wife's murder.
The DA said extensive search warrants "uncovered a trail of things that were happening of great concern."
She continued: "Larry was trying to hold on to May and he resorted to contacting what are called spellcasters. I've never had a case where that was involved.
"These spellcasters would be asked to make May want to stay in the relationship but as December of 2020 came, those messages to spellcasters were a lot more threatening.
"He was asking for May to become incapacitated, for May to be in an accident, to have broken bones so that she could stay at home.
"Thus displaying his homicidal ideations to harm May."
DA Stephan noted that Maya's final phone call was to a divorce lawyer on January 7, where she scheduled an appointment for the following week.
Hours before Maya's last message was sent to family through Facebook at 8.15pm on January 7, Larry sent a text reading: "I think she wants me to snap and I am shaking inside ready to snap."
At 1.25am on January 8, Maya's phone activity came to a halt.
"On January 9, Larry's messages to the spell caster, that have been sent on a daily basis, turned from May to wanting to punish a man that he blamed for the failed relationship," DA Stephan explained.
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Maya Millete mysteriously disappeared in California back on January 7 – the same day she scheduled a meeting with a divorce attorney for the following week.
The 39-year-old has not been seen since she vanished in Chula Vista, San Diego.
Larry was arrested on Tuesday morning by a Chula Vista police SWAT team and is being held in jail without bond ahead of a court hearing on Thursday.
An eyewitness told The Sun: “The FBI were at the house all day and were seen with K9s and officers with tools leaving around sundown.”
They were seen taking possible evidence away in bags today.
Neighbors at the scene told The Sun Larry was allegedly dumping items over the back fence in the days leading up to his arrest.
Maya – who has three children, ages four, nine and 11 – last spoke to her family shortly before 8pm on January 7 from her home in Paseo Los Gatos in San Diego County.
Earlier this year, Larry was named a person of interest. On Tuesday, he was arrested for her murder.
Attorney Billy Little told Fox News he hopes Larry Millete “burns in hell.”
According to Little, who has been working with Maya’s family, a SWAT team made their way into Larry's house at approximately 11.30am on Tuesday morning.
He said Larry had been taking out “large sums of money” from the bank within the days prior to his arrest.
Meanwhile, police investigating Maya's murder were handed audio of an argument between her and husband Larry featuring the sound of gunshots, just days before she vanished, her family's private investigator claims.
Back in April, a source close to Larry told Fox News that he believed Maya was having an affair with another man and spoke frequently about paying someone $20,000 to kill her alleged lover.
The witness, who wasn't named, said Larry seemed "pretty serious" about the murderous plot and allegedly began concocting the plan last summer.
It was around this time that Larry first found out his wife was allegedly seeing someone else, reportedly telling family members "I want to do something to that fool."
The source claimed Larry spoke about the murder-for-hire plot on several separate occasions, including as recently as January 4 – just days before Maya vanished without a trace.
Despite the apparent threats made against Maya's boyfriend, the witness said they never once feared for her safety.
However, a member of Maya's family anonymously revealed to Fox News that she made a worrying warning while on vacation with loved ones.
'IT WOULD BE LARRY'
Maya, known as May to those close to her, is said to have told her family: "If anything happened to me, it would be Larry."
According to her brother-in-law Richard Drouaillet – who last saw the mom-of-three during a camping trip just days before she went missing – her marriage to Larry Millete had been plagued by troubles in the past year.
Mr Drouaillet said Larry had contacted Maya's family for help to fix their relationship during 2020.
He told Fox News: "He was more of an aggressor, trying to get us involved.
"He was trying to get us on his side, when we felt like it was a lot of lies that he was telling us."
Late in summer 2020, Mr Druaillet said he had an hour-long phone call with Larry,
"He just sounded desperate, you know, 'You gotta listen to me. It's her fault, it's her fault,'" he added.
Maya's sister Maricris Drouaillet told NBC7 at the time that her and her husband saw "a lot of arguments" between Maya and Larry on the camping trip in January.
"We felt sometimes uncomfortable about it, too," she said.
"But you know, we were just praying and hoping they would be able to work it out. We didn’t see this coming, you know, after that."
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