Powell indictment alleges intent to kill

By Candace Chapman

Powell indictment alleges intent to kill

May 3, 2013 Updated May 3, 2013 at 7:31 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Broome County will prosecute Aaron Powell, 39, of Binghamton on three charges of murder.

A Broome County grand jury handed up an indictment Friday afternoon that includes two charges of murder in the second degree.

Each charge alleges Powell intentionally caused the deaths of his estranged wife Christina Powell, 35, and Mario Masciarelli, 24, on March 22.

Another charge of murder in the first degree alleges Powell intentionally caused the deaths of both Christina and Mario during the commission of the same crime.

The bodies of Christina Powell and Mario Masciarelli were found inside Christina's home on Lisi Lane in the town of Binghamton. The Broome County Sheriff's Office said Powell had been strangled and Masciarelli was hit in the head with a blunt object.

Aaron Powell, who was named a person of interest in the case early on, was found at a convenience store in Springville, Pa., on March 26 following a four-day manhunt. He was arrested and brought back to Broome County where he was arraigned on two charges of murder in the second degree in Town of Binghamton Court.

He remains in the Broome County Jail without bail.

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