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Taglianetti pleads not guilty in Reed murder

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The man accused of gunning down Clymer schools superintendent Keith Reed Jr. pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder one day after being extradited back to Western New York.

Anthony Robert Taglianetti II, 42, is accused of killing Reed outside of the superintendent's home on September 21. Following a manhunt, Taglianetti was taken into custody in Virginia eight days after Reed was found dead.

Taglianetti arrived in Chautauqua County from Prince William County, Virginia Tuesday afternoon. He appeared in Chautauqua County Court in Mayville Wednesday afternoon.

"He's going to be held here in the jail until his case moves forward through the various motions and hearings, and then ultimately he could have a trial," Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace told WBFO News.

"As far as his demeanor, he was very quiet and very cooperative with the deputes that brought him back."

Investigators say Taglianetti believed Reed, 51, was having an affair with his wife. His lawyer said today Taglianetti maintains his innocence.

Bail has been set at $2.5 million.  Taglianetti will be back in court on January 28.  

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