MAYVILLE – Friday is day four of the Anthony Robert Taglianetti murder trial in Chautauqua County Court. Taglianetti is accused of killing Clymer School Superintendent Keith Reed Jr., on Sept. 21, 2012.
According to a report in today’s Jamestown Post-Journal, on Thursday Taglianetti’s wife, Mary, took the witness stand for the prosecution. During her testimony, Mary Taglianetti provided details of an online affair she had with Reed and how her husband had found out about the relationship. Taglianetti also said that she first met Reed on an online dating website in 2010, when she had separated from her husband. The two had met in person during her separation from her husband. They also began communicating with one another online and via text messages in the months prior to Reed’s death.
Mary Taglianetti said that she had contacted Reed the day prior to his being murdered, warning him of her husband’s behavior and that he did pose a danger to his life. She also testified that her husband left their home in Virginia at 11 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 and did not return home until 8 a.m. Saturday morning, claiming that Reed was out of town. It was also learned that Anthony Taglianetti had contacted Reed the day before he was murdered, warning Reed that he would take action continuing a correspondence with his wife and noting that he knew where Reed lived.
Also taking the stand on Thursday were members of the Clymer Central School staff as well as Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace, who said that Mary Taglianetti had called him and spoke with him for about an hour upon realizing Reed was dead.
Testimony will resume today at 9:30 in county court.