MAYVILLE – Jury selection for the Anthony Taglianetti murder trial will have to wait until Thursday morning until resuming in Chautauqua County Court.
Jury selection began Tuesday morning for Tagianetti, who is accused of driving to Chautauqua County from Virginia and fatally shooting Clymer School Superintendent Keith Reed, Jr. one year ago. However, Jury selection was adjourned shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday, and won’t resume until Thursday morning. The reason for the adjournment was because some information that was obtained by District Attorney David Foley had yet to be presented to attorney Ned Barone, the public defender assigned to handle Taglianetti’s case.
According to a story in today’s Jamestown Post-Journal, Baron said that he only recently learned that there was certain information that may have been provided to the district attorney’s office back in March or April, that was not presented to him and his defendant until Tuesday morning. Because he was only just recently made aware of it, Judge John Ward has adjourned jury selection in order to allow the defense an opportunity for review.
Neither Barone nor Foley would elaborate on what the information in question was. Foley would only say the information isn’t discoverable under the criminal procedure law, so his office was not under any obligation to disclose the information.
Taglianetti is facing a charge of second-degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing Keith Reed Jr. outside of his home in Clymer the evening of Sept. 21, 2012. On Sept. 27, Taglianetti was named as a suspect in the case and was apprehended by police in Virginia less than two days later. He pleaded innocent in December after his extradition.
A total of 70 prospective jurors were called to Mayville Tuesday as part of the selection process. A total of 200 potential jurors were summoned to appear as part of the case.