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Aaron Powell learns fate for killing his estranged wife, her friend in 2013

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A Broome County man convicted in the 2013 murders of his estranged wife Christina Powell and her friend Mario Masciarelli learned his fate Friday.

The two were found dead at a home on Lisi Lane in the town of Binghamton. Prosecutors said Christina’s death was consistent with strangulation and blunt-force trauma to the head. Prosecutors said Masciarelli died from blunt-force injuries to his head, which were consistent with being caused by a baseball bat. Powell was arrested a few days later, after authorities said Masciarelli’s DNA was found on one of Powell’s shirts.

Aaron Powell was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in Broome County court on Friday.

Powell had previously been sentenced to life in prison after his first conviction, but was granted a new trial in 2018 by an appeals court after it had determined there was a conflict with one of the jurors in the first trial.

Nicky Hickling

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