Day Two: Aaron Powell Double Homicide Trial

Published 07/15 2014 04:42PM

Updated 07/15 2014 05:09PM

The second day of testimony in the Aaron Powell murder trial featured crime scene investigators, the victims' autopsies and some drama in the jury box.

Aaron Powell, 40, is accused of killing his estranged wife, Christina Powell, 35, and Mario Masciarelli, 24, at the Powell's home in the Town of Binghamton in March of last year.

Today, detectives testified for the prosecution that they found a chair in a basement closet with an electric cord tied in a noose hanging above it. They also detailed multiple blood stains found on the floor in the utility room and a broken baseball bat with blood on the end of the knob.

There was also a note Powell had written for his 5-year-old son including the phrases, "Daddy and mommy love you so much. You will always be my all star."

Prosecutors allege that Powell stalked the victims while they were out on a date and then followed them back to the home where he bludgeoned Masciarelli with the bat and strangled his wife with an electrical cord.

Later, while a medical examiner was testifying about the autopsies of the two victims, a member of the jury apparently fainted, causing a commotion among the other jurors.

The courtroom was cleared for about half an hour while the juror was attended to.

Once again, the defendant, Aaron Powell, chose not to attend the proceedings.

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