Who among us hasn’t seen an attractive member of the opposite sex and thought about doing dirty things to that person? Very few of us, I’d imagine. But what if that person knew you were telepathically raping them, and had someone shoot you for it? Yeah, you wouldn’t think there’d be much of a chance of that happening. Unless you live in Utah, where apparently, it did.
A woman in Utah has pleaded guilty to attempted criminal solicitation and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person after persuading her husband to shoot their neighbor by claiming she was the victim of “telepathic rape.”
Meloney Selleneit was accused of illegally purchasing a gun for Michael Selleneit, a violent felon, and inciting him to shoot Tony Pierce twice in the back while Pierce was working in his yard.
Michael, 53, later told police Pierce, 41, had been telepathically raping his wife for years and was using crack cocaine to control her mind.
A judge found Michael competent to stand trial despite some hesitancy from mental health evaluators.
He pleaded guilty but mentally ill to attempted manslaughter and use of a firearm by a restricted person, and sentenced to two one-to-15 years prison terms to be served consecutively.
He is being held at the state hospital until such time as he is deemed sane enough to join the general prison population.
After being found competent herself, Meloney, 55, pleaded guilty but mentally ill to her charges last week.
She was then returned to the same state hospital, where she has been receiving treatment for the last year.
Her sentencing will take place on October 31st.
I’m no mental health expert, but neither of these two people look particularly even remotely close to anything resembling sane. Or attractive enough to be telepathically raped.