Report: Steven Powell's attorney to seek 1-year jail sentence

Published: Saturday, June 9 2012 7:51 p.m. MDT

TACOMA — The Tacoma News Tribune is reporting that attorneys for Steven Powell plan to ask a Pierce County judge to sentence their client to no more than a year in jail on his 14 voyeurism convictions.

The Deseret News reported Thursday that prosecutors are seeking a 10-year prison sentence in the same case, a nine-year discrepency from Powell's attorneys.

Powell, the father-in-law of missing West Valley City mother Susan Cox Powell, was convicted by jury of 14 counts of voyeurism on May 16.

According to the Index Tribune, Powell's attorney is arguing that because a specific date could not be pinpointed on when he took the photographs that eventually led to his arrest and conviction, he should be sentenced under guidelines in place before June 7, 2006, which classified voyeurism as an unranked felony with a standard range of zero to 12 months in jail.

Read more at The News Tribune.

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