Aaron Powell trial adjourned

By Nicky Hickling

Aaron Powell trial adjourned

May 13, 2014 Updated May 13, 2014 at 3:28 PM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Jury selection will now begin July 10 for the trial of a Binghamton man accused of murdering his estranged wife and one of her friends.

Jury selection for the trial of Aaron Powell was scheduled to start Friday, but the defendant and his attorney, Tom Cline, asked for an adjournment at Monday’s pre-trial hearing.

Cline told Broome County Judge Joseph Cawley that after a number of court delays and recent decisions he does not feel prepared for the trial.

Tuesday, Judge Cawley made the decision to allow the adjournment.

Prosecutors say Powell intentionally killed 35-year-old Christina Powell and 24-year-old Mario Masciarelli in March 2013.

Powell faces one count of first degree murder and two counts of second degree murder.