Cell phone expert: Powell's phone traced to Lisi Lane home

By Kelly McCarthy

July 23, 2014 Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00 PM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) An expert in cell phone technology gave jurors a physical location of two phone calls made to Aaron Powell's cell phone during the early hours of March 22, 2013.

The location included the 4185 Lisi Lane home in the Town of Binghamton, where both victims were found dead.

Powell is on trial for the murder of his estranged wife, Christina Powell, and one of her friends, Mario Masciarelli.

Witness testimony on Wednesday focused mainly on cell phone tracking.

The process of tracking was explained in detail to jurors, as well as the findings for the two cell phone calls made to Aaron Powell's cell phone by his sister.

One call was made at 2:27 a.m. and the other at 4:27 a.m. Neither call lasted for more than seven seconds.

Dr. Vladan Jobanovik was still able to pinpoint a physical location within a 200 yard radius. The location included the Lisi Lane home, but could not be said with certainty that the call was made from inside the home.

The prosecution rested its case and the defense called its first witness in the Broome County courtroom.

Defense lawyer Tom Cline called one witness Monday afternoon.

It was Aaron Powell's close friend, Lonney Johnson.

Johnson said he helped Powell move out of the Lisi Lane home and he never once saw a black baseball bat in Powell's new home on Milford Street.

During cross-examination, Johnson said he also did not know of any specific baseball bag that Powell's son might have used.

The defense will continue calling witnesses Thursday in Broome County Court.

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