Comments about ‘Josh Powell seems nervous, evasive in videotaped police interviews’

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Published: Tuesday, June 25 2013 10:10 p.m. MDT

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BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

Enough!! We have heard enough about this story and more. Move on to other subjects, please!

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

I know this guy does not want his laundry aired in public...he was a creap and a total failure as a husband and father. His personal values and habits were disgraceful. He was a three time killer...maybe more. His father has not come forward with all the details he knows. If you don't like the story...don't read it. Local police failed and look more like the Keystone Cops.

Utah Dem
Ogden, UT

BYUalum - if Susan Powell were your relative or friend wouldn't you still be seeking answers?

one old man
Ogden, UT

Why on earth did they not follow up on that statement by the boy? Was he ever interviewed again or was that line of questioning simply dropped? The more I read and hear, the more I think the murder of those two children was a tragedy resulting directly from very sloppy police work.

Ethel
Home Town USA, UT

Much of what has been told in the papers ignored the bold truth that Josh Powell was the one who knew what really happened. He got around the truth by evading it. He ran. There were a lot of "red flags" that we find out after the fact. It is too sad what he did to his sons, and made it so no one would know. But he is not free, even now.

But any professional profiler could have nailed him early on or read his body language which speaks louder than words, or lies. If only . . . Words cannot explain the anguish her parents went through and still do with the loss of their daughter and not having the truth come out.

Ironman
SANTA CLARA, UT

Slow news day. Dredge up another Susan Powell story.

Ironman
SANTA CLARA, UT

I did a word search on the Deseret News website:

504 articles referencing Susan Powell (dating back to 2009)

544 articles referencing Josh Powell

404 articles referencing Steven Powell

DN Subscriber 2
SLC, UT

Everyone knows who killed Susan Powell. The only problem was trying to prove it.

And, any attempt to find the body would provide evidence as to who killed her, so the killer was most definitely motivated to not help find her body. Throw in all the (sometimes frustrating) legal protections and rights that suspects have, and you end up with a mess like this.

May God bless Susan Powell and her children. My wishes for their killer are unprintable.

Midwest Mom
Soldiers Grove, WI

"Rights that suspects have" are the rights belonging to every citizen, whether you agree with them, fear them, like them, or not. It is amazing to me how many gun-toting "patriots," who fret over their 2nd amendment rights, will scoff at any attempt to show how too many guns promote violence in our society -- for them, innocent victims of gun violence appear to be an acceptable cost to protect their rights. Then those same freedom fighters want to jump to reduce, or remove, the rights of the accused as soon as some official botches and investigation or can't find the evidence to prove what "everyone" knows. Liberty was never supposed to be tidy. If you truly believe in what the founding fathers tried to create, then you protect the rights of the worst that society has to contend with, in the interest of protecting the best that true liberty has to offer. Only brave people can do this. To use a worn-out quote: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin

Midwest Mom
Soldiers Grove, WI

"Rights that suspects have" are the rights belonging to every citizen, whether you agree with them, fear them, like them, or not. It is amazing to me how many gun-toting "patriots," who fret over their 2nd amendment rights, will scoff at any attempt to show how too many guns promote violence in our society -- for them, innocent victims of gun violence appear to be an acceptable cost to protect their rights. Then those same freedom fighters want to jump to reduce, or remove, the rights of the accused as soon as some official botches and investigation or can't find the evidence to prove what "everyone" knows. Liberty was never supposed to be tidy. If you truly believe in what the founding fathers tried to create, then you protect the rights of the worst that society has to contend with, in the interest of protecting the best that true liberty has to offer. Only brave people can do this. To use a worn-out quote: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin

Brahmabull
sandy, ut

Ironman

because people like you keep coming and reading the articles and commenting on them. You don't like it, don't read it. Pretty easy.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Midwest Mom just posted something everyone should read. She's absolutely right.

dski
HERRIMAN, UT

Why don't we lay this thing to rest? The reminder of the horrific death of 2 children is beyond anyone's normal mental capacity. What about those (West Valley police and the Washington officials) who pushed him to this mental status? None of them had been held responsible for anything. If they were the experts, why didn't they see it coming, after all the pressures they put on him? It is common sense, if you intentionally push someone, he or she will reach the psychological breakdown point. Josh Powell did and they had no plan what to do when he was at that point. Everyone who had a part in the death of the 2 children should be held responsible. The police, the expert psychologist, the judges and lawyers, social workers and anyone who took part in this psychological warfare on Josh Powell. Josh Powell was a coward and no one can defend him. Others pushed him to the death of his 2 children. They had a part in the death of the 2 children.

Ironman
SANTA CLARA, UT

@ Brahmabull

Did I write that I didn't like reading the hundreds of Powell articles?

It's a great way to kill time when I am stuck on long-winded conference calls at work.

I'm glad that you enjoyed the article and my comment enough to comment on my comment. Should I assume that you were also on a conference call?

MrTuscadero
Houston, TX

Mr. Powell is simply following the accepted American practice for evading prosecution. However, someone should point out to him that refusing to answer questions, and using torturously parsed phraseology only works if one is an elected official in the executive branch of the federal government. The method doesn't work for ordinary suspects. Regardless of how he tries to dodge inquiries, he will get no peace until it's all over. And it won't be all over until his wife, or her dead body, is found.

NeilT
Clearfield, UT

Midwest mom makes great comments

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