An extradition hearing for Anthony Robert Taglianetti, the suspected killer of former Clymer Central School superintendent Keith Reed Jr., isn't likely to happen until the end of December.
Reed was found dead Sept. 24 outside his home on Clymer-Sherman Road. Taglianetti was named as the suspect in Reed's killing on Sept. 27 and taken into custody the next day near Shenandoah Valley National Park in Virginia. He then fought extradition from Virginia.
A governor's warrant necessary for Taglianetti's extradition was issued Tuesday.
Anthony R. Taglianetti
David Foley, Chautauqua County district attorney, has been in contact with the commonwealth of Virginia throughout the investigation and preparations for the trial. According to Foley, the court has tentatively scheduled the extradition hearing for Monday, but Foley anticipates the hearing requiring a continuance.
"With a continuance, the court will have up to 60 days after Oct. 29 to reschedule the trial," said Foley. "I don't expect that they will have time to put the trial together for its scheduled date, but it should happen in some capacity by the end of December."
During the extradition hearing, the judge will determine if there is a charge that exists in New York state and that the person named in the charge is one and the same. If the judge finds both of those things, Taglianetti will be extradited back to New York to stand trial.
Once Taglianetti is returned to New York state, he'll be taken before the Clymer town justice to be arraigned on the felony complaint. The court will then set a preliminary hearing, which the District Attorney's office is obligated to run. If the court finds there is a reasonable basis to hold Taglianetti, then he will be detained and the case will proceed to a grand jury. If the grand jury finds there is enough evidence present to hand up an indictment, jury selection can begin and a trial scheduled.