Hearing for Larry Millete gets underway as group rallies outside courthouse

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SAN DIEGO — A group gathered outside the courthouse Tuesday morning to show their support for Maya Millete ahead of a hearing on a temporary gun violence restraining order issued against her husband.

An attorney for Larry Millete, husband of the missing Chula Vista mom of three, appeared before a judge on the temporary gun violence restraining order issued against Larry in May. The hearing was continued to Sept. 14.

In the May 5 restraining order, issued two days before police searched Millete’s home as part of their investigation, Larry Millete is accused possessing an illegal assault weapon and unregistered firearms.

In a nearly 80-page filing last week, Larry Millete argued he needs the guns to protect his family after receiving threatening letters and accusatory text messages since his wife’s disappearance. He also argues some of the guns are now legal, due to recent rulings on assault rifles in the state of California.

The hearing was closed to the public but #TeamMaya rallied outside.

“That’s just another way to show support for the family,” Manita Gordon-Hurt said Monday. “The family can’t always be at every event, but there are people that are able to stand in the gap for the family and be present when they can’t.”

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