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Woman encourages husband to shoot neighbor for raping her ‘telepathically’


A Utah woman convinced her husband to shoot their neighbor because she believed the man was raping her “telepathically.” According to reports, Meloney Selleneit told her husband, Michael Selleneit, to defend her from the man who was sexually assaulting her.

However, their neighbor had never touched her physically. She claimed that she was raped many times “telepathically.” In Oct. 2011, Michael approached the neighbor and shoot him twice in the back. In May, Michael was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the crime.

Meloney pleaded guilty to attempted manslaughter, but she claimed that she was mentally ill. The judge ruled that she was competent and could not use that as an excuse.

Meloney will be sentenced on Oct. 31.