Evidence against Steven Powell can be used at trial, judge rules


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  • Osgrath Provo, UT
    April 24, 2012 4:35 p.m.

    The cynics among us should keep this in mind the next time a judicial decision temps them to scream that the system is broken. The system works as well as the participants, and in this case the judge did his job. But without omniscience we will never have a perfect system.

  • WYOREADER Gillette, WY
    April 24, 2012 2:03 p.m.

    Hallelujah! "annwandering" I agree with you. He won't be incarcerated as long as we think. I haven't heard any of any charges of selling or sharing but I haven't read every single article about this slime bag either.

  • annewandering oakley, idaho
    April 24, 2012 1:40 p.m.

    How many years of jail time can we reasonably expect on these charges? I am thinking not as many as people seem to expect. Now if he were selling or sharing on the internet then maybe it would be more. Is there any indication that he did?

  • Kami Bountiful, Utah
    April 24, 2012 1:22 p.m.

    I think the reason Susan Powell's journals were confiscated was to keep the Powells from "publishing" them on the internet. I also think that we will never know the whole story if those journals are kept a secret.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    April 24, 2012 12:39 p.m.

    So his daughter doesn't think he can get a fair trial? Is that based upon all the publicity in the media or the fact she doesn't want to see her dad convicted? (A dispatcher had never heard of Josh Powell went he blew up the house, remember?) The evidence suggests he is no model citizen and I'm glad I didn't live next to him. Hopefully he will finally see the light that he needs to reform his life and do whatever he can to get the Susan Powell case closed. But I think he will just continue to play the victim role. After all, he never did make bail so I guess he preferred the warm bed and 3 meals a day in jail. Maybe he'll get many years of such care-free living, who knows?

  • RBN Salt Lake City, UT
    April 24, 2012 12:39 p.m.

    I understand wanting to support your family, but in the face of seemingly damning evidence I can't understand what Alina Powell is thinking. I do, however, feel sorry for her.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    April 24, 2012 11:42 a.m.

    I'm glad this guy will be off the streets for a while.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    April 24, 2012 10:44 a.m.

    Excellent decision!! It was the defense's only hope and therefore they had to take a stab at getting the evidence obtained through this legal search warrant thrown out. You can't blame them for trying.

    Mr. Powell is now free to try and explain away the evidence to the jury. I think he will chose to go for a plea deal.