Selenski’s daughter, boyfriend get 1-year PFAs against each other

By Patrick Kernan - [email protected]
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WILKES-BARRE — After a PFA hearing Thursday morning, the daughter of convicted murderer Hugo Selenski and her boyfriend have both been ordered to stay away from each other for the next year.

Jamie Leigh Bartoo, 25, along with her boyfriend, Jeffrey Tyler, 29, both filed for protection-from-abuse orders earlier this month.

Luzerne County Judge Lesa S. Gelb signed a set of matching orders for the couple, saying neither of them are allowed to contact each other in any way. Gelb’s order expires on June 14, 2019.

According to the order, Bartoo will be forced to move out of the couple’s home on Bunny Lane in Edwardsville. They were both ordered to relinquish any weapons they may possess.

The orders do not, however, explicitly make clear which member of the couple now has custody of their two children.

Bartoo is facing a trial in connection with the incident that led to the joint filings for PFAs. Tyler was not charged.

Bartoo allegedly came home drunk after a night of drinking with her cousin, Kim Kerkowski.

Kerkowski was the estranged wife of Michael Kerkowski, who was tortured and killed by Selenski and Paul Weakley in May 2002. They also killed Tammy Fassett.

Tyler told police that Bartoo began screaming at him for playing video games all day. She allegedly attacked him, leaving him with scratches on his neck, chest and arms. She is alleged to have head-butted him and also threatened to throw their son down the stairs.

Bartoo was facing charges of simple assault, harassment, public drunkenness and two counts of disorderly conduct. Prosecutors withdrew all but a single count of simple assault at a preliminary hearing this week.

Bartoo remains free on $5,000 unsecured bail.

Records show she has a hearing set for Aug. 2 in county court.

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By Patrick Kernan

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