Melony, Michael Selleneit: Utah man shoots neighbor because he 'telepathically raped' his wife

SALT LAKE CITY — The wife of a Centerville man accused of shooting his neighbor over "telepathic threats" has pleaded guilty to several felony charges related to the shooting.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports 55-year-old Meloney Selleneit pleaded guilty but mentally ill to criminal solicitation and unlawful weapons possession last week.

Centerville police say her husband, 55-year-old Michael Selleneit, shot neighbor Tony Pierce in October 2011.

Selleneit said he shot Pierce in self-defense because he had been "telepathically threatening" him and his wife. He also claims Pierce "telepathically raped" his wife.

Pierce survived the shooting but says he experiences back pain every day from his injuries.

Michael Selleneit is serving up to thirty years in prison for the shooting.

His wife is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 31.

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