Utah woman convinces husband to shoot neighbor for ‘telepathically raping’ her

Utah_sellMeet Meloney and Michael Selleneit of Centerville, Utah. You may have heard about this unusual married couple a few years ago (back in 2011) when they were both arrested after Meloney convinced her husband Michael to shoot their neighbor. “Go ahead, shoot Mr. Pierce (neighbor).” Meloney told her husband.

You may remember that it didn’t take much for Meloney to persuade her husband to shoot a man. Meloney admitted to police that she convinced her husband to shoot their neighbor, Tony Pierce, by telling him that Tony has “telepathically raped” her multiple times. ¬†Apparently for Michael, ‘telepathic rape’ was the worst rape of them all. Utah_sell2Michael shot his neighbor, Tony, once in the back with an illegally acquired handgun that was purchased by his wife. What I imagine as the conversation leading up to the firing of the gun might go something like this:

“You been telah…telahpattt…telahpathical, lee, lee, telepathically raping my wife!” Micheal says while pointing the hand gun at Tony Pierce.
“So what, whacko.” Tony Pierce responds.
“My wife told me I’d should shoot you for it!” Micheal says.
“Go for it.” Tony Pierce says.

Michael Selleneit was charged with attempted murder and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person. Michael underwent several evaluations by psychiatric officials to determine if he was competent enough to stand trial, in the end it was determined that he was. He plead guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Meloney Selleneit was charged with attempted criminal solicitation and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person. She recently plead guilty but mentally ill. She is scheduled for sentencing next month. As for Tony Pierce, he lived, and he may or may not be ‘telepathically raping’ someone right now.

Full Story: Standard Examiner