A Virginia man has been given the maximum sentence for the 2012 killing of Chautauqua County school superintendent Keith Reed, Jr.
A jury convicted Anthony Robert Taglianetti, 43, of second-degree murder in November in the death of Reed, the superintendent of the Clymer Central School District. Taglianetti was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison Monday morning.
During the trial, prosecutors told jurors that Taglianetti, an ex-Marine, became enraged when he discovered an explicit email between his wife, Mary, and Reed. The two had had a brief relationship in 2010 and had rekindled their romance online.
Taglianetti drove 350 miles from Woodbridge, Virginia to Clymer in September of 2012 and shot Reed three times outside his rural Clymer home, where he lived alone.
Reed, 51, was a divorced father of three children. The killing shocked the small community, where Reed was commonly described as being popular.
Taglianetti did not testify at his trial. He did not speak at sentencing.
According to reports from the courtroom, the judge in the case told Taglianetti ”It is my fervent hope that you never again see the light of day as a free man.”