After being ruled competent to stand trial for shooting his neighbor, whom he claimed was telepathically raping his wife, a Centerville man has changed his plea in connection with the 2011 incident.
Michael Selleneit, 54, pleaded guilty to attempted murder and illegally possessing a firearm last week in 2nd District Court. He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 28.
In October 2011, Selleneit shot and wounded 41-year-old Tony Pierce, who was working in the yard outside his home at 555 N. 400 West. Selleneit believed he was acting in self-defense when he shot his neighbor, claiming Pierce had threatened him "telepathically" and had "telepathically raped" his wife many times, according to police.