Powell Trial: Police testify on four-day manhunt

By Kelly McCarthy

July 21, 2014 Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 6:34 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) On Monday, Witness testimony in the double murder trial of Aaron Powell focused on the day he was picked up by police in March 2013.

Powell is charged with killing his estranged wife 35-year-old Christina Powell and her friend, 24-year-old Mario Masciarelli.

Powell was taken into custody by Pennsylvania State Police near Montrose, four days after the killings.

Susquehanna County Probation Officer Jeffrey Shoemaker told jurors he looked, "As if he'd been wearing the same clothes for days" and had, "What appeared to be blood stains on his pants."

Broome County Sheriff's Capt Fred Akshar was one of the people who brought Powell back to New York. He said he treated cuts found on his wrist before taking him back to the Sheriff's Office.

The only thing Powell had with him at the time he was taken into custody was a small black toiletry bag.

Broome County Sheriff's Sergeant Jason Ellis found two garage door openers and a set of keys inside the bag.

Both garage door openers were taken back to the crime scene on 4185 Lisi Lane and successfully opened the right side garage door, Sgt. Ellis told jurors.

The same day Powell was taken into custody other members of law enforcement searched a Black GMC Denali found in a wooded area in PA.

The Denali had blood inside and outside the vehicle and more than 40 cigarette butts were found on scene.

Ownership papers found inside the glove box show the Denali belonged to Christina Powell.

Aaron Powell was not in court on Monday. The prosecution will continue calling witnesses in Broome County Court on Tuesday.

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