The Chula Vista man, Larry Millete, who is accused of murdering his missing wife, faced court Thursday for a bail review, but his request was denied, so he continues to be held without bail.

Superior Court Judge Maryann D’Addezio denied Millete's request for bail after Deputy District attorney Christy Bowles said that Millete was a risk to the community, and he "unraveled" when his wife, Maya, tried to part ways.

Bowles further told the court that it was a "desperate man who became very dangerous, and the desperation led to his desire to hurt anyone he felt might be a threat to his family unit." According to the attorney, Millete's family unit was everything to him, and he did not have a lot of outside interests and friends, reported NBC San Diego.

The attorney noted that threat to his family "resulted in his desire to harm anyone who might get in the way of keeping that family whole," leading to the alleged death of his wife. Bowles told the court that in emails exchanged between him and spell casters, he at one point wished for a "death spell" and cause harm to the person he allegedly believed to be having an extramarital affair with his wife. Bowles said that he allegedly asked one of the family members of Maya "if there was someone that he could identify to essentially pay to 'get the other guy.'"

Millete's attorney, Bonita Martinez, cited his statements of support from community members, his military record and lack of any record of violence, and denied that he was a danger to others.

Before denying Millete's request for bail, the judge said the court found "there's clear and convincing evidence that he's threatened to commit grave bodily injury against another and there's a substantial likelihood he will carry out that threat."

The judge also said that Millete is alleged to have murdered his wife in the presence of their three children, and is also alleged to have taken their son with him to get rid of the body. The children are currently staying with his parents.

Martinez said that in the past, her client's wife, who disappeared earlier this year, left the house to go biking and hiking without her husband, and said that "she can still be alive."

Maya, who was facing marital problems for about a year, went missing from her family's home in Chula Vista, California, on Jan. 7, which happened to be the same day that she made an appointment with a divorce lawyer, according to Fox News.

Last week, Millete's phone privileges were revoked after it was found that he spent nearly 10 hours on the jail phone with his kids. He will be back in court on Dec. 16. There will also be a preliminary examination on Feb. 28 next year.

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