MAYVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) - On Tuesday, opening statements will begin in the trial of Anthony Taglianetti, a Virginia man prosecutors say came to WNY and murdered Clymer School Superintendent Keith Reed.
The defense had asked that this trial be moved, the judge said no, and after nearly a month of jury selection the trial is ready to start.
News 4 Legal Analyst Terrence Connors said, "Tomorrow, in opening statements, you'll see the prosecutor flesh out that theme with the evidence he believes will prove the case beyond all reasonable doubt."
It was just over a year ago that police believe Taglianetti drove from Virginia and walked into the Clymer Central School looking for Reed, before police believe he eventually shot Reed outside of his Chautauqua County home.
Days later police arrested Taglianetti and in his car found printed e-mails from years before between his estranged wife and Reed.
Taglianetti's wife, Mary, said, "I can tell you he was a very controlling man and I'm glad he is where he is right now. He's guilty and I'm glad he's there. We've had a rough marital history."
Police also found a gun in his car but never publicly revealed whether it actually traced back as the murder weapon. We have learned that the prosecution's case alone may take over two weeks to present.
"That tells me that there is not an enormous amount of direct evidence," Connors said. "That the evidence is circumstantial, and circumstantial evidence is acceptable and can be utilized but circumstantial evidence requires that you put it together much like the pieces of a puzzle."
It took almost a month for lawyers to choose the jury of seven men and five women.
"They would separate them from the panel and talk to them about their particular knowledge, opinions, prejudices, things like that...that's different," Connors explained. "You can have knowledge about the case as long as it doesn't impair your ability to decide it fairly and impartially."
The trial begins at 9:30 Tuesday morning at the Chautauqua County Courthouse. Judge John Ward has allowed TV camera coverage of the opening statements.
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