Paroled killer indicted for holiday slaying

For six months, Reginald Powell has sat in the Westchester County jail on theft and drug charges, while investigators built a murder case on him.

Yesterday, Powell, who served 24 years for killing a cab driver in the 1980s, was indicted on first- and second-degree murder charges in the December stabbing death of Jennifer Katz, a Mamaroneck mother who used to date Powells’ brother.

He’ll be arraigned on Monday in Westchester County Court.

Photo: Reginald Powell

Rebecca Baker

Rebecca Baker joined The Journal News in March 2004. She covers Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe, and was previously the state and county courts reporter in Westchester County. In prior jobs, she covered the Town of Greenburgh and Rockland County government and politics. Before coming to The Journal News, she was a municipal reporter for newspapers in New Haven, Conn. and Warren, Ohio.