Jury Selection to Begin in Anthony Taglianetti Trial

September 17, 2013 Updated Sep 17, 2013 at 1:19 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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September 17, 2013 Updated Sep 17, 2013 at 1:19 PM EDT

Mayville, NY (WKBW) - Jury selection for the man accused of killing a popular Southern Tier Superintendent is expected to begin Tuesday, according to the Jamestown Post Journal.

It's one step further in the murder trial that stunned the small community of Clymer. The investigation lead detectives all the way down to Virginia, where police arrested Anthony Taglianetti.

Prosecutors say Taglianetti drove from his Virginia home to Chautauqua County in September of 2012, shooting and killing Clymer Superintendent Keith Reed and then fleeing the area.

A multi-state manhunt then followed, as investigators tried to find the accused killer.

Prosecutors say Taglianetti believed his wife and Reed had been having an affair.

He was extradited back to New York and then charged with second degree murder.

From the start, the defense said jury selection could be tough because of all the attention the case received.

Jury selection is expected to take between two and two-and-a-half weeks.