Judge: Jurors won't hear 'disturbing' descriptions of Steven Powell's obsession with Susan

Cox family still hasn't had time to mourn grandsons' deaths

Published: Tuesday, May 8 2012 4:17 p.m. MDT

While the family has mostly gotten over the shock of what happened to the young boys, other ongoing issues, including Steven Powell's trial, have prevented them from fully having time to recover.

Steven Powell's daughter, Alina Powell, was again present for Tuesday's proceedings. She sat in the  back of the courtroom taking notes. Powell looked at his daughter and smiled to her a couple of times shortly after he was brought into the courtroom and as he was being led away.

But seeing Powell in the courtroom has been difficult for Denise Cox. "It just makes me want to go up to him and say, 'Where is (Susan)? You know, then I'll leave you alone,'" she said.

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