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Gypsy
02-06-2012, 01:15 PM
Fire kills husband of missing Utah woman, 2 boys (http://news.yahoo.com/fire-kills-husband-missing-utah-woman-2-boys-041211345.html)

Cheylana
02-06-2012, 01:30 PM
This story totally broke my heart. Can't imagine the agony Susan Powell's parents are going through. :fragile:

Bailey_
02-06-2012, 01:36 PM
So tragic. I know that he was never charged or convicted of a crime, but those kids should never have been in his care -- supervised visits or not.

FigureSpins
02-06-2012, 02:34 PM
What a shame. There are no words - this was cruel and selfish.

Skate Talker
02-06-2012, 04:27 PM
"I would never even hurt her," a tearful, red-eyed Josh Powell told CBS' Early Show in August. "People who know me know that I could never hurt Susan."


"I have proven myself as a fit and loving father who provides a stable home even in the face of great adversity. ...

I guess what he really proved is that both of those statements were patently untrue. Those poor little boys.

The social worker - my first reaction was- if only she had kept them by her side. My second reaction - if she had then she would probably be dead too. From the details given it seems pretty clear he was going to carry out this explosion no matter what. In fact I am somewhat surprised he didn't make sure she was included in the blast.

Smiley0884
02-06-2012, 05:20 PM
Wow, this is really a terrible tragedy :( I had a gut feeling he was behind Susan's death, and shouldn't be trusted with those kids...It's too bad there wasn't enough evidence to convict him for Susan's disappearance. My heart goes out to Susan's family.

skatesindreams
02-06-2012, 05:32 PM
Those poor children!
What a monster their father was.

My sympathy to the Cox family; and to all the people who tried to protect the boys.
They are suffering terrible guilt.

genevieve
02-06-2012, 08:51 PM
The social worker - my first reaction was- if only she had kept them by her side.
This makes it sound like the social worker was not doing her job. According to the paper here (this took place outside of Seattle) - Josh Powell grabbed the kids from her as soon as they arrived, slammed the door in her face and locked it. She called 911 immediately.

Clearly this was premeditated. What a vile act that this worthless slime killed his children (in addition to probably killing his wife) instead of just committing suicide.

I can't imagine what Susan Powell's parents must be going through. :(

AxelAnnie
02-06-2012, 09:23 PM
This is a nightmare of epic proportions.

I had to read the headline over and over before I could even grasp it. What a tragedy.

DFJ
02-06-2012, 09:31 PM
There have been some articles reporting that one of the children was beginning to talk about his mom's disappearance - telling people about a camping trip where (paraphrasing) mommy was in the trunk and then she disappeared.

This guy knew his number was up and so the coward took those kids with him. I like to believe they are with their mom again and he's in his special hell.

reckless
02-06-2012, 09:54 PM
When I read the story, I immediately thought of the Zachary Bagby case in Canada. If you've never seen the documentary, Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father, this case is similar.

I hope Josh Powell rots in hell.

BigB08822
02-06-2012, 10:43 PM
When I read the story, I immediately thought of the Zachary Bagby case in Canada. If you've never seen the documentary, Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father, this case is similar.

I hope Josh Powell rots in hell.

That movie was so heart wrenching. It definitely comes to mind.

Mozart
02-06-2012, 11:15 PM
That documentary was so sad that I cried all day after watching it!

Rex
02-07-2012, 12:16 AM
That ASShole didn't have to take those baby boys with him. Those poor little boys.

FigureSpins
02-07-2012, 12:29 AM
This makes it sound like the social worker was not doing her job. According to the paper here (this took place outside of Seattle) - Josh Powell grabbed the kids from her as soon as they arrived, slammed the door in her face and locked it. She called 911 immediately.
The articles are varied - one says the kids ran out of the car as soon as she pulled up at the curb. They were already inside when she reached the front door. Another article said he pulled the kids inside and blocked the social worker from entering before locking the door.

I guess he figured an adult would notice the gasoline smell right away (which she did) but the kids wouldn't notice or interfere. He was probably afraid she'd be able to stop him or get the kids back out if he didn't shut her outside. The kids were excited, so they did what kids do - hurry ahead.

The social worker was lucky she went back to the car to phone her supervisor or she could have been caught in the blast. I don't blame her for the situation, but apparently she (or he?) is traumatized.