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Taglianetti Jury Selection to Start September 17th

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CLYMER, N.Y. -- Chautauqua County District Attorney David Foley says jury selection in the trial of Anthony Taglianetti will begin on September 17th.  The actual trial will start about two weeks after that.

Police say Anthony Taglianetti killed Clymer Superintendent Keith Reed last September.  Taglianetti allegedly drove from Virginia, where he's from, to Clymer in Chautauqua County last fall, when he found out his estranged wife was in a relationship with Reed.

On Tuesday, Nathanial Barone, the public defender in Chautauqua County, who's defending Taglianetti says he expects jury selection to last two to four weeks.

Taglianetti's trial is expected to draw much attention in Chautauqua County.

Media attention could impact Barone's decision on whether to ask for a change of venue in the case.

"There's several issues we have to deal with concerning pre-trial publicity, so that may create some problems in picking a fair and or impartial jury," Barone said.

2 On Your Side's Jeff Preval spoke to Barone to learn what Taglianetti's condition and thinking is, as he awaits trial in county jail.

"We're ready to go ahead, we're ready to get started, Mr. Taglianetti is anxious to get this matter moving and we're set to do that," Barone said.

Barone adds that no plea deal is being worked on and that he doesn't foresee a plea deal being made and that Taglianetti maintains his innocence.

County Sheriff Joseph Gerace says the county will present a strong case against Taglianetti. Gerace won't comment on what evidence the district attorney's office has in the case. But, did say evidence off computer systems have been recovered.

Taglianetti maintains his innocence.

"At this point, there's no plea deal being struck, I rather doubt a plea deal would be struck," said Barone.

The county district attorney, David Foley says between 40 and 45 witnesses could be called. The trial is expected to get much media attention and the sheriff's office thinks it has the personnel to handle a larger attendance at trial, if it stays in Chautauqua County.

Barone doesn't know if Taglianetti will testify or not.

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