BUFFALO, NY - Anthony Taglianetti's trial will proceed in Chautauqua County. The defense push for a change of venue was denied by an Appellate justice.
Taglianetti, 42, is charged with murdering Keith Reed Jr., former Clymer Schools superintendent. The district attorney and defense lawyers met with Hon. Erin Peradotto, Associate Justice Appellate Division, in chambers for nearly an hour.
The defense sought an order to stay the trial pending the application for a motion to move the trial from Chautauqua County to a designated superior court or to another county. The request was denied by the Justice.
Chautauqua District Attorney David Foley would not comment about the case, but did say jury selection will resume on Tuesday.
The Taglianetti case was not scheduled for court on Monday.
The lawyer representing Taglianetti for the public defender's office would not say if he believed his client could get a fair trial. So far, only five people have been selected for the jury.
Opening statements could be heard in this case on Thursday, if a jury is seated. The trial is expected to last through November.