MAYVILLE - The Virginia man suspected of murdering Clymer Schools Superintendent Keith Reed Jr. will be back in Chautauqua County today.
Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace said two investigators left Monday morning to extradite Anthony Robert Taglianetti II, who is facing a second-degree murder charge for the Sept. 21 death of Reed. If convicted, Taglianetti could face up to 25 years to life in prison.
"We just sent two deputies down there, and we expect him to be back by the afternoon," said Gerace, who expected deputies to arrive at the Chautauqua County Jail by 3 or 4 p.m., depending on traffic. Upon arrival, Taglianetti will be secured at the jail - where he will remain throughout court proceedings, the sheriff said.
Taglianetti, 42, is set to have his first appearance in Chautauqua County Court at 10 a.m. Wednesday before Judge John T. Ward. Earlier indications had Taglianetti answering the murder charge before a Clymer town justice.
David Foley, Chautauqua County district attorney, gave no indication for the change. "All I can say is there will be a county court appearance Wednesday morning," the district attorney said.
There will be a brief question and answer session with Foley and Gerace following Wednesday's proceeding.
According Foley, Taglianetti recently failed to file a writ of habeas corpus in Prince William County, Va. - allowing police to extradite him back to New York. The ex-Marine earlier refused to waive extradition proceedings after his Sept. 28 apprehension.
"One thing we have been trying to do is get him back here," Foley said last week. "We don't want this to linger. We want to hold him responsible."
Any trial involving Taglianetti would likely take place over the summer, the district attorney said.
Taglianetti was named a suspect three days after Reed's body was found just outside his Clymer-Sherman Road home. Taglianetti was captured the following day by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force and the Harrisonburg Police Department in Virginia.