HUDSON—Two men who know Warren Powell testified this week that the defendant confessed to them that he killed his wife and unborn child. Both men have criminal records.
Mr. Powell, 38, a Valatie native, is charged with second degree murder in the death of his wife on or about October 1, 1994. The couple was living in Halfmoon, Saratoga County, at the time, and Mary Ann (Tasick) Powell, then 21, was six-months pregnant. Her body was discovered in the Hudson River in May 1996 by campers hiking near Gay’s Point in Stockport. She had been strangled to death and stuffed in a hockey bag weighed down with rocks.