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Police Called to Stand in Powell Trial

The Broome County District Attorney's Office continued to present its case this morning, calling numerous police officers to the stand.
The Broome County District Attorney's Office continued to present its case this morning, calling numerous police officers to the stand.

Police officers from both New York State and Pennsylvania took the stand today.

For the most part, the prosecution was using them to introduce the timeline of Powell's arrest and evidence recovered from just outside of Montrose, where Powell was found.

The prosecution says several pieces of evidence recovered from Powell include two garage door openers for the Powell's home on Lisi Lane in the Town of Binghamton.

District Attorney Gerald Mollen says Aaron Powell, 40, had followed his estranged wife, Christina Powell, 35, and her friend, Mario Masciarelli, 24, from the Airport Inn in the Town of Maine to the Powell's home in March of last year where he then killed them after sneaking into the house, even though he no longer lived there.

Another officer from Pennsylvania testified that blood was found on the SUV that police say Powell drove after the murders.

Powell's defense attorney, questioned a captain with the Broome County Sheriff's Office about whether police ever considered other suspects in the case.

Police say that the facts kept leading to Powell.

Another unusual piece of apparent evidence that the defense alluded to today was a suitcase that was found in Endicott with Aaron Powell's name on it, a month after he had been arrested and had been in jail for that entire time.

The prosecution is expected to wrap up its case sometime this week.

No word on how long the defense's case will take.
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