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‘Not guilty’ plea entered in Canyon Country murder-for-hire case

Posted: December 18, 2013 2:50 p.m.
Updated: December 18, 2013 2:50 p.m.

SANTA CLARITA - A Canyon Country businessman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife pleaded not guilty today to charges of attempted murder and solicitation of murder, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.

Dino Roy Guglielmelli, 52, who heads a natural products company and lives in Sand Canyon, appeared Wednesday in San Fernando Superior Court for a arraignment hearing, where he entered the plea of not guilty, the spokesman said.

Guglielmelli was formally arraigned on the two felony counts Wednesday after being ordered to stand trial earlier this month.

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 “did unlawfully and with the intent that the crime be committed, solicit another, to wit, Richard Fuhrmann, to commit and join in the commission of the murder of 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. His bail is set at $10 million, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Inmate Information Center.

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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