Appeals court allows family to reinstate lawsuit over death of Susan Powell's sons

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  • mrjj69 bountiful, UT
    Jan. 11, 2019 9:01 p.m.

    What a horrible series of events. Glad the appeals court ruled the way they did.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 11, 2019 2:01 p.m.

    Utah is fortunate to not have this tragic event happen within our jurisdiction.

  • NeifyT Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2019 10:25 a.m.

    I don't see that they have a leg to stand on.

    The children were only removed from the home because of Steve Powell's pictures of children. Once Josh moved out of Steve's home, there was no reason (at that point) to demonstrate a danger to the children. At least not from the perspective of the Washington authorities; who were only following due process as required by law.

    If anyone should be sued, it should be the West Valley Police Department for allowing Josh to go home to his children after admitting to taking them camping out in single digit weather and then leaving them alone in the vehicle. That is where there was probable cause that Josh himself might be a danger to the children; the Washington case revolved around Josh's father, and he was no longer with his father, hence the decision for visitation in his home.