Questioned Information Allowed To Be Used In Taglianetti Trial

MAYVILLE – It has been determined that information brought forward by District Attorney David Foley will be allowed to be used in the second-degree murder trial for Anthony R. Taglianetti II.

In a closed hearing lasting more than two hours Wednesday, Judge John T. Ward heard from Foley and Public Defender Ned Barone regarding information brought forward prior to the commencement of jury selection Tuesday.

“Both sides, the defense and the prosecution, requested that it be closed,” Foley said. “It had to do with the sensitive nature of the evidence that the people were seeking to admit.”

According to Foley, the information will be allowed to be used in trial.

Barone said he is ready to go into jury selection Thursday.

“We’ve been ready for some time,” Barone said. “We deal with whatever we’re dealt with. It’s never easy. Unfortunately, that’s the way the system is. With every punch you get, you get up and you keep going, and you come back the next day. Whether its good or bad, you continue to go on.”

Taglianetti, a former Dale City, Va., resident is charged with driving to New York and shooting Keith Reed Jr., Clymer Central School superintendent, over an alleged affair between Reed and Taglianetti’s wife.

Police named Taglianetti a suspect in the Sept. 21, 2012, murder of Reed. He was taken into custody days later in Virginia, and in December was extradited to Chautauqua County. On Dec. 19, 2012, Taglianetti pleaded innocent to a second-degree murder charge. Taglianetti appeared in court in July for pre-trial hearings on evidence and identification.

Jury selection is scheduled to resume Thursday.