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Canyon Country CEO In Court On Murder For Hire Case

Canyon Country CEO In Court On Murder For Hire Case

A Canyon Country CEO accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife appeared in court and had his case delayed, according to officials.


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Dino Guglielmelli, of MacMillan Ranch Road in Sand Canyon, was given a plea deal for undisclosed terms; however, his attorney, Anthony Brooklier, was in trial. Guglielmelli, who turned 53 today in jail, must give his answer by Monday.

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If Guglielmelli does not accept a plea deal, then trial is expected to start within 10 days, according to officials.

Guglielmelli, who founded the mulitimillion-dollar supplement business Creation’s Garden, was arrested after he was recorded having a conversation with former business acquaintance Richard Fuhrmann — a contractor with Santa Clarita Valley ties — discussing what prosecutors said was $80,000 deal to have his wife killed.

Dino Guglielmelli, former CEO of Creation's Garden

Fuhrmann said he became concerned for Guglielmelli’s wife, model Monica Andreny, after a domestic violence case was the latest development in Andreny and Guglielmelli’s failing marriage.

Andreny, also known as Monica Olsen, is an aspiring actress who’s the name behind Skin by Monica skin-care products formerly produced by Creation’s Garden.

Guglielmelli’s alleged resolve to kill his wife grew more impassioned after a domestic violence charge Guglielmelli filed against Andreny was dismissed, Fuhrmann said.

“He wanted specifically to know if I knew anyway to have her killed,” Fuhrmann said, during direct examination at Guglielmelli’s preliminary hearing.

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From an earlier story:

Cole’s questioning of Fuhrmann, who claimed he had lost “everything” since Guglielmelli’s arrest, explained their relationship as two business acquaintances whose friendship grew as Guglielmelli’s marriage continued to unravel.

Guglielmelli’s alleged resolve to kill his wife grew more impassioned after a domestic violence charge Guglielmelli filed against Andreny was dismissed, Fuhrmann said.

“He wanted specifically to know if I knew anyway to have her killed,” Fuhrmann said, during direct examination.

Upon cross-examination, Brooklier questioned Fuhrmann’s credibility, mentioning a letter Fuhrman sent to a divorce attorney for Andreny back in March 2012 expressing concern for the life of Guglielmelli’s wife, which Fuhrmann admitted sending.

Brooklier then brought up the fact that in a sworn deposition in August 2013, Fuhrmann characterized threats Guglielmelli made as “nothing more than an angry husband.”

Monica Andreny, also known as Monica Olsen, in a glamor shot from her skin care company's website

During the taped conversation, Guglielmelli can be heard asking, “There’s no way for them to track it back to me?” referring to the pair’s alleged deal.

“I’ll be happy when it’s all over,” Guglielmelli said, on the tape.

After Fuhrmann expressed concern over his pay in the matter, Guglielmelli offered reassurance.

“You’re going to get paid,” Guglielmelli said. “Don’t worry about that — I’ve got you covered.”


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