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Published: Sunday, Feb. 5 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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Utah Soldier
Bountiful, UT

According to other news reports, Josh killed himself and his two sons. And his biased brother was concerned about the kids safety with their grandparents????

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Like we didn't see this one coming...


R.I.P. little ones...



Hereford, AZ

How horribly, terribly sad. And how right the grandparents were. My prayers go out to them--they tried so hard.




Enjoy your time with the devil Josh. I hope you left a note with your sick dad to tell the police where you buried Susan. The world is a better place without you.

Hereford, AZ

How terribly, terribly sad. Sadly, it certainly shows that the grandparents were right. I feel so sorry for them--they tried so hard.

Saint George, UT

You've got to feel for the Cox family right now. First they lost their daughter, and now their grandsons.

Rock Of The Marne
Phoenix, AZ

The last selfish pathetic act of a murderer. To do that to your own kids too is a evil as it gets. My opinion this is his sick way of making sure the Powell family did not get the boys; he's not a father, he is a murder of children. Vengeance is my mine sayeth the lord, I will repay.

Kearns, UT

After this, no question in my mind that he killed his wife. Too bad the Salt Lake County prosecutors wouldn't bring charges against him. This might not have happened. How unfortunate one tragedy has been compounded into another.

Chubbuck, Idaho

Well Josh, you couldn't take anymore of the guilt could you? what a terrible tragedy and a family totally destroyed. I just don't know what to say.

Clearfield, UT

The tragedy continues. Sad. RIP Josh, Charlie and Braden Powell.

Cache, UT

The boys are in their mother's arms.
Josh. I can guess where he is.

Saint George, UT

Michael Powell's "clairvoyance" will be the irony of his lifetime.

Bravo Michael. Bra. Vo.

Salt Lake City, UT

My deepest condolences to the Cox family. I cannot begin to imagine their sorrow.

Idaho Falls, ID

I am so sorry for Susan's parents and family. May the peace of our Savior be with them.

Logan, UT

Beyond sad, I think this confirms he killed his wife. To eek some positive out of this filth and slime, those little boys are now with there loving mother and there heavenly father.

Josh now lives in a mental lake of fire, worse than anything a jury could do to him, how tormenting we know not.
And his dad is now utterly alone in prison.

Beaverton, OR

I am stunned. Josh has done the unthinkable - to literally sever family ties to the Cox family.

Oh what a rude awakening he will have on the other side.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Is this really that surprising? When Susan was going to leave him, he killed her. Now when his kids were going to leave him, he killed them.

What a sad story about complete and utter selfishness. Josh needed to think about someone other than himself.

Gregg Weber

It is way too early for decisions but some questions should be asked. Didn't they smell gas while the door was open? If yes, why did they let the sons in? If no, should they have gone in first? Probably not.

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