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Woman "telepathically raped" delays trial
Aug 05, 2013 | 1657 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Davis County Sheriff's Office booking photo
Davis County Sheriff's Office booking photo

FARMINGTON — The attorney of the woman accused of urging her husband to shoot their neighbor in October 2011 has asked for time to work on her case.

Meloney Selleneit, 55, was in court on Thursday Aug. 5, where another hearing was set for Sept. 5.

Meloney Selleneit is accused of illegally purchasing a weapon that her husband allegedly used to shoot Tony Pierce. Her husband, Michael Selleneit, is accused of shooting Pierce in the back because he allegedly believed Pierce was “telepathically raping his wife.”

Pierce survived the shooting.

Meloney Selleneit was taken to the state hospital after being deemed incompetent to stand trial. She was ruled competent to stand trial in June and was moved to the Davis County Jail. She is charged with first-degree felony criminal solicitation and second-degree felony possession of a weapon by a restricted person.

Her husband, 55, 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 Michael Selleneit could be confined to the Utah State Hospital until doctors determine he no longer needs treatment.

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