CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, N.Y. -- The man accused of killing a former Sherburne-Earlville principal has pleaded not guilty.
Anthony Taglianetti arrived in Chautauqua County Tuesday after fighting his return from Virginia for several months. He faces a second degree murder charge in the shooting death of Clymer Superintendent Keith Reed.
The prosecution and defense both agree this is becoming a very difficult case.
"It's tragic. Not only is it a murder in a small town, but it's the nature of this murder which is unsettling," said Chautauqua County District Attorney David Foley.
"We are not a big county and one of the things you're going to find is that there has been so much pre-trial publicity that it might be difficult to pick a jury," said Chautauqua County Public Defender Nathaniel Barone.
Bail was set at $2.5 million or $5 million bond.
Taglianetti is scheduled to appear in court later next month.