Details Of Clymer Superintendent Murder Emerge In Pre-Trial Hearing

MAYVILLE – New details in the shooting death of Clymer Central School Superintendent Keith Reed Jr. were presented Wednesday during a pre-trial hearing in Chautauqua County Court.

The hearings are connected to the fall trial of Anthony R. Taglianetti II, who was charged last year with second-degree murder.

Daniel Johnson, a senior investigator with the District Attorney’s Office, testified Taglianetti’s wife, Mary, called police in the days after Reed’s body was discovered Sept. 24 outside his residence.

In a conversation two days later with Johnson and Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace, Mary Taglianetti said her husband discovered an affair between her and Reed that occurred “years earlier.” Taglianetti allegedly found recent emails between his wife and the superintendent, Johnson said.

Mary Taglianetti told police her husband left at night on Sept. 20 and returned early Sept. 22.

Police believe Reed was killed at some point Sept. 21. His body was discovered by a sheriff’s deputy with gunshots to the torso, Johnson told the court.

See Thursday’s edition of The Post-Journal for a full story.