Five selected for Taglianetti jury

MAYVILLE – Five jurors have been selected after a total of five days in the second-degree murder trial for Anthony R. Taglianetti II.

“We didn’t pick any jurors today,” Public Defender Ned Barone said Thursday.

Barone confirmed five jurors have been chosen already this week, three women and two men. However, he was unable to confirm whether the trial would be starting Thursday as anticipated.

Jury selection for the case began Sept. 19 and 20. Selection resumed after the weekend on Tuesday.

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, homicide 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.