Reginald Powell Still In Jail, Katz Murder Investigation Continues

Reginald Powell, a suspect in the Jennifer Katz murder, is being held in Westchester County Jail.

Reginald Powell, 54, remains in Westchester County Jail two months after he waived his felony hearing in Mamaroneck Village court on Jan. 6. 

According to Westchester District Attorney Spokesperson Lucian Chalfen, Powell is being held on a burglary charge and parole violation warrant.

Powell, who remains a suspect in the slaying of Mamaroneck resident Jennifer Katz, was caught with Katz’s car and some of her jewelry the night of Dec. 30, when Katz was found murdered in her Baldwin Place home. 

In October 2008, Powell was paroled after serving 25 ½ years of a murder sentence for a crime he committed in 1982.  Several members of Powell’s family, including his brother, Bishop Wayne Powell of Strait Gate Church in Mamaroneck and his wife at the time, petitioned for his release. 

Katz’s homicide investigation is “open and active” according to Chalfen.  

Lauren A. Messina March 24, 2011 at 02:56 AM
I just want to see some closure for everyone involved. I know "answers" won't bring Jennifer back, but someone needs to be held accountable for this horrific crime. My heart and prayers go out to the girls (her daughters). I HOPE THAT YOU [REPORTERS] WILL CONTINUOUSLY FOLLOW THIS STORY UNTIL THE VERY END AND KEEP PRESSING FOR ANSWERS.


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