Powell family tragedy will carry into 2013

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  • AskmeAgainLater Los Angeles, CA
    Jan. 1, 2013 1:24 p.m.

    What is wrong with a society that breeds so much poverty, discontent, disappointment, discouragement, and hopelessness that a man could kill his own children? Have things always been this way? Are we only learning the rampant nature of such crimes because we're now connected by internet and can 'read ALL about it!' ?? Or has there been, in the last 50 years, a change in the way we live that has led to this increase in violent crimes perpetrated against ourselves and each other - such as this, or Columbine, Virginia Tech, or Sandy Hook? Does this increase in violence stem from it no longer being acceptable to have, let alone to discuss, our baser (negative?) emotions - let alone have appropriate outlets for them? Or is it that the divide between good and evil breaches an ever-widening gap, in this world of duality: greater good in society, matched with its greater evil?

    Whatever the cause, it is so very difficult to think on this dead mother and the murder of her innocent sons at the hands of their own father. I send up a prayer to the remaining family who suffer their collective losses.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Dec. 30, 2012 5:45 p.m.

    Seems that the West Valley Police department wouldn't arrest Josh Powell until Susan's body was found. When that didn't happen, they should have released evidence that blood was found in the Powell apartment the night of her disappearance. I think that would have sped up the Coxes having full custody if nothing else. Too much coverup by law enforcement and social services, and now the boys are dead, butchered by their own sick father. Such a travisty of justice.

    I do not think Susan's remains will ever be found in one of dozens if not hundreds of caves in the desert. Josh himself said to a friend that it would be a "perfect crime." On that point, he was indeed correct!

  • very concerned Sandy, UT
    Dec. 30, 2012 3:48 p.m.

    I have to be careful here. I am not the judge of Josh or Steven Powell. I will not be the one who determines their eternal fate, but all I know is that I myself would not want to face my maker after just having murdered my own two innocent children and presumably, their mother. I can't see it going well for Josh.