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Published: Monday, May 7 2012 8:00 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Why would Steven Powell have pasted Susan Powell's head on bodies of nude women? Thank goodness the judge ruled the evidence admissible to the jury.

Tooele, UT

It's hard to imagine a creepier fictional account than the real-life story being played out here. Stephen King and M. Night Shyamalan, you've been officially challenged by the conduct of Steven Powell.

gramma b
Orem, UT

Poor Susan. An innocent girl unsuspectingly getting mixed up with these creeps.

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

This guy is the epitome of a sicko, pure and simple. He can't be locked up long enough.

southern heat
Hurricane, UT

Haven't followed the trial very closely but I do wonder, after reading the media and listening to the accounds of Steven Powel...has he ever showed any kind of grief over the death of his son and grandsons?? I've never even heard or read anything about that. How could someone screw up not only his marriage but the life of his son, daughter, grandchildren.. and probably the life of his X wife, although I haven't heard much about her or from her. I pray the courts will seek the truth and justification.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

A man in Washington State,
is on trial in Washington State,
for crimes committed in Washington State.

"Steve Powell of trial in Tacoma"

What does this have to do with Utah?
and Why is it Front Page worthy in Utah?

It isn't "Utah" news unless he killed,
or knows who killed Susan Powell.

I swear, the Deseret News borders on Tabloid journalism at times.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: LDS Liberal Farmington, UT

This trial is of great interest to many of us who believe evidence points to his involvement in Susan Powell's murder. It wasn't all the long ago that people were telling us that we ought to lighten up on Josh. They thought he should be granted custody of his boys. Hindsight is always clearer.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Salt Lake City, Utah
Re: LDS Liberal Farmington, UT

This trial is of great interest to many of us who believe evidence points to his involvement in Susan Powell's murder.


Such as ????

He wasn't in Utah when she disappeared.

If he knows something....what is it?

So far, this is about child porn and voyerism....not a murder in Utah.

Innocent, until proven guilty.

It seems Utahans are on a witch-hunt,
are obsessed with salicious details in porn case....which has nothing to do with a murder in Utah.

Show me a connection, and I'm game, -- otherwise.....
Tabloid journalism....like at the grocery store.

Salt Lake City, Utah

LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
"He wasn't in Utah when she disappeared."

A co-worker of Steve Powell said the father-in-law of Susan Powell planned to travel to Utah for a camping trip shortly before she disappeared in 2009. She said she thought the camping trip was odd. She saw Steve Powell a week or two later and he reported that the trip was "cold but fun".

We weren't on a witch-hunt when we hoped Susan's grandparents would get permanent custody of her children either. What did Steven Powell know and when did he know it?

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@LDS Liberal

"If he knows something....what is it?"

Uh, that's exactly why we need the Deseret News covering this trial. There is still the possibility that he pleas down his charges in exchange for information about the murder. That makes this a Utah-related story.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Salt Lake City, Utah
Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Pure Witch-Hunt, based on phantom speculations and in-direct circumstantial evidence if at all.
Nothing to go on, No evidence tying them together what-so-ever.
You can’t throw people in jail without just cause.

He’s on trial for voyeurism….in Washington.
This “trial” is not even talking about Utah, other than a co-worker said she hear he “planned” a trip to Utah.

So? That’s not enough to go to jail.

Innocent until PROVEN guilty, no?

I can wonder that “maybe” he knows something, but face it … West Valley blew the case by letting Josh Powell go and the blood-lust witch-hunt is not over.

Like I said -- I'd like to see some resolution, but so far this is grasping for straws and is completely irrelavent.

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

Who cares? I guess the media feels they need a scapegoat since josh is no longer around to stand trial.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
"Pure Witch-Hunt"

That is exactly the argument Steven Powell's attorneys used when they tried to get the judge to throw out evidence seized as part of a legally obtained search warrant. You'll notice that the judge didn't buy that argument.

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