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Trial set to begin May 1 in SCV murder-for-hire case

Posted: April 3, 2014 4:28 p.m.
Updated: April 3, 2014 4:28 p.m.
 

Jury selection is scheduled to begin next month for a Canyon Country businessman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said Thursday.

Dino Roy Guglielmelli, 52, who ran a natural products company, has remained behind bars since October with bail set at $10 million. He appeared Thursday in San Fernando Superior Court for a pre-trial conference involving lawyers for both the prosecution and the defense, said spokesman Ricardo Santiago.

“Guglielmelli is due back on May 1 for jury selection,” Santiago said Thursday, noting jury selection marks the beginning of the murder-for-hire trial.

In the criminal complaint filed by the District Attorney’s office, prosecutors accuse Gugliemelli of the “attempted willful, deliberate and premeditated murder” of his wife, Monica Andreny.

The complaint also alleges he solicited Richard Fuhrmann to murder Monica Andreny.

Gugliemelli was arrested Oct. 3 on suspicion of attempted murder, according to records from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He remains in custody at the Pitchess Detention Center’s North County Correctional Facility in Castaic.

A 20-year resident of the Santa Clarita Valley, Guglielmelli started a natural products company in 1993 called Creation’s Garden. The business started in Newhall but has since moved to a location in the Valencia Industrial Center near Castaic Junction.

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