DNA experts: Masciarelli's blood on Aaron Powell's clothing

By Kelly McCarthy

July 22, 2014 Updated Jul 22, 2014 at 9:45 PM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Once again Aaron Powell was not in the courtroom for his trial, but the clothing he was wearing the day he was picked up by police was put on display for the jury to see.

Powell is accused of killing his estranged wife Christina Powell and one of her friends, Mario Masciarelli, in March 2013.

A team of scientists from the New York State Police Forensic Investigative Center in Albany testified Tuesday in court.

Forensic Scientist Stacy Rack and DNA Analyst Brian Murphy explained to jurors each piece of evidence they tested for blood and DNA.

Some evidence was collected from the crime scene, such as a baseball bat, extension cord, black batting gloves and several cigarette butts among other things.

Other samples were from the GMC Denali found in Pennsylvania and from clothing taken off Aaron Powell once he was in police custody.

Powell was wearing three layers of shirts when he was found near Montrose, Pa. Two of those shirts tested positive for blood DNA.

One of those two shirts also tested positive for Aaron Powell's DNA and one of the victim's, Mario Masciarelli.

During cross examination in Murphy's testimony, defense lawyer Tom Cline asked about fingernail scrapings taken from Christina Powell..

DNA samples primarily matched to Christina Powell, but there was also another set of male DNA found that did not match Aaron Powell, and could not be identified.

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