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Taglianetti Gets Maximum Sentence



Mayville, NY (WBEN/AP) - Anthony Taglianetti has been sentenced today by Chautauqua County Judge John Ward to 25 years to life in prison for the 2012 shooting death of Clymer Central School Superintendent Keith Reed.

"It was what we were pushing for, it was the maximum sentence of 25 to life in state prison," said District Attorney David Foley.

"We try as prosecutors to make sure that we serve justice, but as I told the family, nothing is going to bring Keith Reed back. I can't make that happen, but what we can do is make sure that he (Taglianetti) gets the sentence that he deserves under the penal law which is what we've done."

A jury convicted Anthony Taglianetti of second degree murder in November.

Taglianetti didn't speak when given the opportunity at his sentencing Monday.
  
During the trial, Foley told jurors that Taglianetti, an ex-Marine, was driven to kill by a sexually explicit email he discovered between his wife and Reed. The two had had a brief physical relationship in 2010 and had renewed their acquaintance online.
  
Reed was shot three times outside the Clymer home where he lived alone.

The sentence may not mean the end of the Taglianetti saga. Taglianetti's attorney, Nathaniel Barrone, says he will appeal the ruling.

"My client has instructed us to file a notice of appeal," Barrone said. "We will do that sometime within the next week, and that will start the appeal process with the appellate division."

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