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Published: Thursday, July 21 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Furry1993
Somewhere in Utah, UT

There has been a lot of effort to vilify (and try) Josh Powell in the media. Why shouldn't he be able to defend himself?

Did he kill Susan Powell? I don't know. I don't even know whether she is dead. I DO know that if there were sufficient evidence inculpating him, he would have been arrested and tried a long time ago. I also know that, due to the efforts of Susan Powell's supporters, there is no way Josh Powell could get a fair trial OR an impartial jury.

Remember Richard Ricci? He's the guy that EVERYONE thought kidnapped Elizabeth Smart, and he was vilified in the media, just like Josh Powell is being vilified now. He ended up dying in jail, being charged with, and incarcerated for, a crime he did not commit. When the FACTS were discovered, it was shown that he had nothing to do with that crime. Will the same be true with Josh Powell? I don't know. BUT I want to see all the FACTS before "running" a kangaroo court against him. This NOT the time to judge him -- that time would be in a court of law.

Chris Bryant
SLC, UT

@Furry,

so his behavior is acceptable to you?

Midvaliean
MIDVALE, UT

His campaign to defend himself seems pretty natural to me. There is nothing "bad" about someone's character for trying to defend themselves. If it turns out he is guilty then so be it, but as the facts stand right now, he never committed a crime.

goitalone
w bountiful, ut

There are so many inconsistencies an illogical circumstances in the disappearance of Susan Powell that it is difficult to know where to begin.

It is so common to sympathize with someone like Josh Powell after enough time has passed to forget the details of the tragic events of his wife's disappearance. But, his behavior in the immediate aftermath, his odd actions and lack thereof when confronted and his actions now, are anything but those of an ignorant bystander. We may never know the truth, but Josh Powell does, and he has masterfully buried it somewhere beyond the reach of the public and the professionals who have done little to resolve this case.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

goitalone said:
There are so many inconsistencies an illogical circumstances in the disappearance of Susan Powell that it is difficult to know where to begin. We may never know the truth, but Josh Powell does, and he has masterfully buried it somewhere beyond the reach of the public and the professionals who have done little to resolve this case.

Circumstantial evidence at best. What if he is telling the truth, and people like yourself refuse to believe him because you know what is in their hearts, and watching dozens of crime shows make you an expert?

I agree with Furry and Midvaliean

Enola
BOUNTIFUL, UT

If Josh wants to defend himself, then he should cooperate with police and take a polygraph test. That's what innocent people do. Guilty people try to profit from the tragedy, provide nonsensical answers to routine questions, and refuse to cooperate with authorities. He might get away with murder, but that doesn't make him innocent. At the very least, he is guilty of being a liar and a horrible husband and father.

Furry1993
Somewhere in Utah, UT

ToChris Bryant | 8:50 a.m. July 21, 2011

@Furry,

so his behavior is acceptable to you
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No, but even less acceptable is the attempt to convict him my innuendo and rhetoric when there is no hard evidence to prove that Susan Powell is even dead, much les that he is the one who killed her. I support the legal process, not kangaroo courts.

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