A man accused of killing the superintendent of a Chautauqua County school district is back in Western New York to face murder charges. As YNN's Ryan Whalen reports, it will be the first time he's faced the victim's family too.
MAYVILLE, N.Y. — Nearly three months ago, Anthony Robert Taglianetti was arrested in Virginia for murder.
Tuesday, he set foot in Chautauqua County for the first time since investigators say he shot and killed Clymer Superintendent Keith Reed outside his home.
"It's the first time I've seen him moving and he looked pretty smug to me. I don't understand how somebody who, as far as I'm concerned, has this much evidence built up against him could have that smug look on his face," said Kevin Reed, Keith's brother.
The Chautauqua County District Attorney says Taglianetti became eligible for extradition because he didn't file the correct court documents.
Kevin Reed will get a chance to see his brother's accused killer in person Wednesday when he appears in court.
"I compartmentalize in my mind. I'm not going to have a problem. I just want to see him. I just want to see him in person, get a read on him," Kevin said.
Reed says he wants Taglianetti to see him too, but he doesn't plan on saying anything to him.
"I want the prosecution to handle this trial. When it's all over, I will say what I've got to say and it will shock a lot of people but right now, I'm not saying anything."
He says he would like to see a plea deal made if the punishment fits.
"I would rather not see it go to trial other than the fact that I would very much like to know specifically what happened, but I can give that up if it saves his daughters pain."
Taglianetti could face life in prison.