A Binghamton man convicted of killing his estranged wife and her friend will get a new trial.

The New York State Appeals Court has ruled that a juror involved in a custody case involving Aaron Powell and Christina Powell should not have been seated on the panel.

Powell was convicted of killing Christina and her friend, Mario Masciarelli in the woman’s home on Lisi Lane in the Town of Binghamton in March of 2013.

The 43 year old Powell has been in prison for about three years.  He was sentenced to life for the killing of his estranged wife after allegedly stalking her and her friend.

The Appeals Court ruled that the one juror could not submit an impartial ruling on the case since they were involved in the custody battle that would also be impacted by Aaron Powell’s conviction.


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