The husband of a California woman who has been missing since early January was reportedly arrested at age 15 for a stabbing that left another teen seriously injured.
Multiple sources told KFMB that Larry Millete was involved in the 1997 stabbing of a 17-year-old boy in San Diego. The victim was reportedly stabbed multiple times but recovered from his injuries.
Billy Little Jr., the attorney representing Maya Millete’s family, said his understanding is that the incident was gang-related and that Larry Millete was a gang member at the time.
Sources told the news outlet that Larry Millete was the assailant who stabbed the then-17-year-old victim.
KFMB reported that Larry Millete was arrested and booked into juvenile hall on an assault with a deadly weapon charge. Juvenile court records are sealed, meaning the outcome of his case remains unknown to the public decades later.
Sources told the news outlet that Larry Millete ultimately moved with his parents to Hawaii, where he met Maya Millete in high school. The pair eventually got married and had three children together.
Larry Millete apparently had no other run-ins with the law following the 1997 incident, according to KFMB.
Maya Millete remains missing since vanishing from her Chula Vista home on January 7. She reportedly disappeared after video chatting with friends and getting into an argument with her husband.
The missing woman’s sister said she disappeared the same day she scheduled an appointment with a divorce lawyer.
Maya Millete’s husband allegedly said they had gotten into an argument and she locked herself in the bedroom. Millete was reported missing on January 9, after her family learned she was not in her bedroom as her husband previously claimed.
Maya Millete’s identification card, credit card, and phone are also missing. Her credit card has not been used since her disappearance, and her phone goes straight to voicemail, according to reports.
Police have said they have issued a total of 16 search warrants, including for the home of a relative of Larry Millete, which was searched on April 1.
Larry Millete was said to be helping with the search at first but has since stopped cooperating with police, retained a lawyer, and stopped attending vigils.
No charges have been filed in connection with Maya Millete’s disappearance, but law enforcement officials said the case remains active.
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