Alina Powell launches website addressing 'false claims' about her dad, Susan Powell

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  • county mom Monroe, UT
    May 17, 2012 12:44 p.m.

    Is Alina the Sister of Josh Powell that was to get all the money from all of the life insurances of Susan,the little boys and Josh Powell?....I am very suspect of anything that comes from her.

  • arizonasnow7 Gilbert, AZ
    May 16, 2012 6:30 p.m.

    snowman, I feel sorry for the whole family, not just Steve and Josh. However, feeling sorry for criminals is not a bad thing. I still believe in the justice system and expect Steve to serve the appropriate time for his crimes. I only hope he and his family will soften their hearts towards their supposed enemies. And I hope Steve will show a little contrition for his role in taking himself and much of his family into some dark places.

    snowman, don't you feel sorry, at all, for Alina? She is obviously set on a bitter path and that will mean much misery.

  • snowman Provo, UT
    May 16, 2012 9:43 a.m.

    arizonasnow7: Why do you feel sorry for them? Both Steve an Josh committed crimes. As far as Im concerned they got what they deserve. Joshs killing himself and his boys was proof that he killed their mother and it was a very selfish act. He murdered his boys.

  • Cinci Man FT MITCHELL, KY
    May 16, 2012 6:12 a.m.

    Alina can't produce home movies where Susan left her kids alone with Steven, can she? And I think Alina cannot deny that Susan and Josh moved away from him. How sad that Alina is blind to the need for HER to be truthful. I wish all the families well, but the truth is, Steven has issues, none of which are addressed or acknowledged by Alina and perhaps her brothers. And Steven may one day tell them the truth; I hope so. May the boys and their mother rest in peace and may the rest of those in this tragedy find it as well. To Steven, tell the truth and accept the consequences. It's the only way everyone can heal, including himself.

  • Love Utah Draper, UT
    May 16, 2012 3:59 a.m.

    And the followers of the website total the number of people in the Powell family.

  • Chase Saint George, UT
    May 15, 2012 10:44 p.m.

    It's clear that mental health is a serious issue in this family.

  • A voice of Reason Salt Lake City, UT
    May 15, 2012 8:28 p.m.


    I agree with the point you were making. I wouldn't say that it's putting 'lipstick on a pig' as the videos are clearly a genuine recording of events that took place. To me these videos are more like looking at space. While a scientist might think he can explain the universe after he's seen 1000 stars, there are 1000 x 1000 x 1000 x 1000 more.... and them some... and some more... that the scientist has yet to observe.

    A video may show a indifferent or even a positive interaction with Steven Powell. It's not like it would surprise the world to see a positive moment between Josh Powell and his own children. I'm sure they day they were born, he didn't have the same mentality as he did the day he took away their lives.

    The point is, there are good and bad moments in everyone's life. All that we as a people need to care about are where the law is concerned- and so far the Powell guys have shown everyone enough of one side to justify how the everyone has reacted.

    These videos don't change anything.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 15, 2012 7:57 p.m.

    As another commenter likes to point out this trial is about charges that her father took pictures of little children in the bathroom of their own home. "But you know when you put lipstick on a pig, at the end of the day, it's still a pig", and at the end of the day there is a reason why Stephen Powell's wife left him.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    May 15, 2012 7:31 p.m.

    Just one more offshoot of a pathetic tragedy.

  • arizonasnow7 Gilbert, AZ
    May 15, 2012 6:10 p.m.

    I feel really sorry for the Powells. They are all alone, feeling like everyone is against them. I went to Alina's website and watched the videos (by the way, thanks for allowing us to see video of Susan) but unfortunately these videos do not prove Alina's argument. She thinks that showing us a few "good times" with Steve and Susan prove that Steve wasn't at other times immoral in his admitted infatuation with her. The video also shows Josh loving his boys ("good times") but that also doesn't prove that he didn't hack them with a hatchet before burning them to death.

  • Peter Coyotl West Jordan, UT
    May 15, 2012 6:07 p.m.

    I do not believe Alina. I doubt that many people do.