MAYVILLE - The final two alternate jurors were chosen Thursday in the second-degree murder trial of Anthony R. Taglianetti II.
District Attorney David Foley confirmed the conclusion of jury selection, which resulted in 12 jurors and four alternates. Foley said there will not be any action in the trial today or Monday before the parties return to Chautauqua County Court on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. for the beginning of the trial.
A clerk in the Rochester-based Appellate Division of New York State Supreme Court Fourth Judicial Department also confirmed Thursday that a change of venue request for the trial was denied and the case will be staying in Chautauqua County.
On Oct. 11, it was confirmed Public Defender Ned Barone had filed a motion for a change of venue in the case. Barone's client, 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.
Since the proceedings for jury selection in the case began Sept. 19, Barone has been vocal about the amount of publicity the case has received.
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.