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Selleneit to be sentenced Oct. 31
Sep 23, 2013 | 1239 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
by Melinda Williams

FARMINGTON -- Meloney Selleneit will be sentenced in 2nd District Court on Oct. 31, after she pleaded guilty, but mentally ill, last week in 2nd District Court.

Selleneit, 55, pleaded guilty to two second-degree felony charges of criminal solicitation and possession of a weapon by a restricted person during a pre-trial conference.

Her husband, Michael Selleneit shot his neighbor, Tony Pierce in October 2011. Selleneit claimed Pierce was "telepathically raping" his wife. Pierce was working in his yard when Selleneit shot him in the back.

Michael Selleneit, also 55, pleaded guilty and mentally ill in January to reduced charges of attempted manslaughter and use of a firearm by a restricted person.

He was sentenced in May to serve two consecutive one-to-15 years terms at the Utah State Prison. However, 2nd District Judge Thomas Kay ruled he should be confined to the state hospital until doctors determine he no longer needs treatment. Once that determination is made Michael Selleneit will be transferred to the Utah State Prison.

Melony Selleneit spent more than a year at the state hospital after she was deemed incompetent to stand trial. However, in August, a judge ruled she was competent.

She is accused of illegally purchasing the weapon used to shoot Pierce on Oct. 31, 2011.
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