Missing Fil-Am’s husband allegedly hired sorcerers to put a hex on her
Prosecutors allege that the husband of Maya Millete, who has been missing for 9 months, asked spell casters or sorcerers to put a hex on her so she would fall in love with him again, or even to “break her bones” to make her dependent on him so they would stay together.
Larry Millete, who is under arrest for his wife Maya’s murder, allegedly searched online and hired spell casters shortly before she went missing, according to prosecutors. The law allows the charge of murder even if the victim’s body has not been found.
Maya, 39, disappeared on January 7 in Chula Vista, California, the same day she contacted a divorce attorney to split from her husband of 21 years.
In the Philippines, the Milletes’ country of origin, stories of sorcerers (“mangkukulam” or “mambabarang”) and their powers are part of folk culture.
According to an affidavit, Larry contacted online spell casters daily between Sept. 2020 and Jan. 2021, to buy spells and request help so that Maya would “obey” and “fall back in love with him.”
Reportedly, most of the spell casters contacted by Larry mainly through Whatsapp were from the Philippines. Online spell casters reportedly charge from $30 and up for each spell.
In December, on learning that Maya seriously wanted to separate, Larry wrote to а spell cаster thаt it wаs “time to tаke the gloves off” and requested curses “to hаve her hurt enough thаt she will hаve to rely on me аnd need my help.”