CLYMER, N.Y. (WIVB) - Friday is day four of testimony in the murder trial of Anthony Robert Taglianetti. He is charged with the death of Clymer Superintendent Keith Reed.
Mary Taglianetti faced her ex-husband again in court, after testifying for a few hours on Thursday. Read what she testified to on Thursday here.
The defense spent most of Friday morning trying to poke holes into her testimony and questioning Mary’s credibility. She admitted she lied to the county clerk about how long she lived at her parent's house when she first filed for divorce against her husband. However, she noted she and her four children had been staying with her parents near Saratoga Springs for many months.
Defense attorney Nathaniel Barone then questioned why she joined Match.com in 2010, at the time she was separated from her husband. Mary explained she was lonely and wanted someone to talk with. She said she first met Reed online in June 2010, and they originally decided to meet up in August 2010. They met at a Cheesecake Factory in Albany and had dinner before driving around and finding a spot in a parking lot where they had sex in a car.
Mary cried on the witness stand and said not long after having sex with Reed, she and her husband started to reconcile. Mary said that's the only time she met with Reed, three years ago. After that it was all long distance through e-mails, phone calls and texts.
Under questioning, Mary admitted that she and Reed exchanged nude pictures of themselves through text messages. The defense is trying to portray Mary as manipulating, but the prosecution says it was Taglianetti who was a controlling spouse.
Prosecutors say when Taglianetti discovered lurid e-mails between his wife and Reed six weeks before the murder, he sent copies of them to his wife's parents to embarrass her and then switched phone and e-mail accounts with his wife so he could keep an eye on any more interaction with Reed.
Though Mary had a separate income, she said all of her money was deposited into Reed's bank account, of which she had no access to.
The defense attorney asked Mary if she told her husband about Reed. She said, "Yes," then started crying. Mary said she wanted to come clean with her husband when they began to reconcile.
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