HUDSON—The jury is now deliberating in the murder case against Warren Powell, after receiving instructions from County Judge Jonathan Nichols Thursday afternoon. But before the trial phase ended, jurors heard testimony from Mr. Powell.
Warren and Mary Ann Powell were excitedly awaiting the birth of their first child, a son, when Mary Ann mysteriously disappeared—leaving Warren to wonder without a clue what had happened to her. That’s what happened according to the testimony Mr. Powell, 38, gave when he took the stand in his own defense during his retrial for the murder of his wife Wednesday, April 15 in Columbia County Court.
A Valatie native, Mr. Powell 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.