Police: Josh Powell donated boys' toys, other items before murdering them

'It's not fair everybody has been taken away from our family,' Susan Powell's sister says

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  • A voice of Reason Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 7, 2012 10:31 a.m.

    MD and Rifleman,

    I agree. And my concern I suppose isn't about hatred, but about people letting their feelings motivate irrational ideas- such as taking custody away from all 'suspects'. I'm only trying to advocate our current legal system. While it seemingly 'allowed' this to happen, the alternative would certainly be worse.

    As for disgust, I am indifferent until I am presented reasonable enough information to make my own personal judgments. Until now, I found nothing to condemn any actions as disturbing, etc. The explosion enough was wrong and bad and so on. After reading about the Hatchet, I would gladly label this whatever people would like. I'd gladly be his judge if asked, I'd gladly anything to see justice take place. I'm right there with everyone emotionally, just not on some of the arguments some people are making.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Feb. 7, 2012 6:33 a.m.

    Re: A voice of Reason | 5:50 p.m. Feb. 6, 2012
    "Many people condemn judge with utter hatred."

    Hatred is the wrong word. Contempt and disgust are more descriptive in light of evidence suggesting Powell used a hatchet to injure the boys before setting off the fire and explosion that finished the job.

    The boys have be reunited with their mother while their father has been sent to associate with his own kind.

  • md Cache, UT
    Feb. 6, 2012 7:27 p.m.

    Re: Voice
    I do not hate Josh. I don't think most people hate Josh. I think that he is a coward and he repulses me. I am sure he disgusts his own family.

  • Freedom-In-Danger WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Feb. 6, 2012 7:22 p.m.

    This is so horrible. If Susan is no longer alive, she's with the boys. Maybe he thought he'd be with them forever this way... but it wasn't the answer. Satan usually tells people they will be happy and have every blessing if they do his will. This is a lie. The truth... "thus we see that the devil will not support his children at the last day, but doth speedily drag them down to hell". I won't assume I know what Josh faces now. All I know is that doing this to children isn't right. It isn't of God. This was wrong. Horribly wrong. Josh may not have even been alone in knowing he was going to do this. Others may have done things to separate this family. Whoever did anything wrong to make this situation worse, they had better start rethinking their lives right now.

    I am so so sorry for those who have lost loved ones in this terrible time. You will be with them again.

  • A voice of Reason Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 6, 2012 5:50 p.m.

    People will pretend to know why he donated the toys and whether his 'not wanting to let them go' was genuine or putting on a show.

    In reality, Josh Powell could have done any number of these things for any number of reasons. Many people condemn judge with utter hatred. Some people assume they know his motive. Again, I don't know that we know anything less than his killing the children. For this, he was wrong. His sanity, motives, and any other thing people will talk about are irrelevant to me. What matters now is that everyone will face the appropriate consequences in the end and justice will be met, to whomever and however it need be done. What matters in our lives is how we move forward.

    The Cox family may always feel that Josh's father knows Susan's whereabouts. If he knows, hopefully he'll tell. If he doesn't, hopefully the Cox family can move on.

    The Powell family has also lost someone. Despite everyone hating Josh, there are those that still love him. For all persons concerned, I offer my condolences and assurance that Justice cannot be escaped and that the Children are with their eternal family.