Documents detail Josh Powell's 'anger triggers'

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  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 5, 2012 11:37 a.m.

    Re: Lasvegaspam 12:36 p.m. March 3, 2012
    "the State of Washington attempting to cover their behinds."

    Actually there were several commenters on this web site who were quick to criticize Washington State for not giving Josh his children early on. They have been remarkably silent in recent weeks.

  • OneAmerican Idaho Falls, ID
    March 3, 2012 4:55 p.m.

    Actually, Ironman, (11:07 a.m. March 3, 2012) MANY discerning minds are interested in this story. If yours is not, that's your business. But, don't decide for the rest of us what we find interesting or want to read. We'll offer you the same courtesy.

  • Lasvegaspam Henderson, NV
    March 3, 2012 12:36 p.m.

    "About 1700 additional pages were released Friday..." ugh -- the State of Washington attempting to cover their behinds.

  • Ironman SANTA CLARA, UT
    March 3, 2012 11:07 a.m.

    Give it up, Deseret News. It is time to move on. Discerning minds really don't want to read any more about the dysfunctional Powell clan and their perversions. By the way, I did not take the time to read the article. The title was sufficient to prompt my disinterest and disgust.

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    March 3, 2012 8:56 a.m.

    "In one case report, state officials noted that Josh Powell 'has not been diagnosed with anything but there is a concern about possible mental illness'"


    Any honest person with just a moderate knowledge of normal human affect who observed the behavior and demeanor of Josh Powell since SusanÂs disappearance and especially in the last year or so would need only a short time to see that Josh was a person barely able to maintain a thin and perverse facade of normalcy that covered a very dark and twisted personality.

    One of the more tragic aspects of this sorry tale is that it is also apparent that he and at least several of his siblings suffered from the effects of being reared by a similarly dark and twisted father. Who knows how far back this pathology goes?

    Obviously, the most tragic aspect is that the youngest and most innocent of the victims seemed to be on their way to escaping the web of dysfunctionality that so completely ensnared the person who murdered them and, almost certainly, their dear mother.