The Virginia man accused of killing the Clymer school superintendent has refused to waive extradition, meaning that a hearing will have to be held in Virginia before he can be returned to Chautauqua County to face a murder charge, authorities said Monday.
Anthony Robert Taglianetti II will remain in Prince William County, Va., until that hearing is conducted, Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph A. Gerace and District Attorney David W. Foley stated.
Authorities here will make an application for a governor's warrant, requesting that Virginia authorities allow their New York counterparts to bring Taglianetti back here to stand trial in the killing of Keith L. Reed Jr.
That hearing, Foley explained, would hinge on two questions: showing that there's a serious charge against Taglianetti and proving that the man being held in Virginia is the same man being charged here.
"I don't think there's much of a question here," Foley said. "I think we have enough of a basis to have him extradited."
Foley said the last such extradition case took five or six weeks to bring back the suspect.
"I think it would be within two months, if not less," he added. "That would be the outside."
Meanwhile, Chautauqua County authorities are continuing to gather evidence in their case against Taglianetti, who's charged with second-degree murder in the death of Reed, who was shot three times.
Neither Gerace nor Foley would provide any more information about the evidence or the events that led to the fatal shooting of Reed..