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    Blast kills husband of missing Utah woman, 2 boys

    GRAHAM, WASH. - An explosion at a Washington state home has killed Josh Powell, the husband of a missing Utah woman, plus their two young sons, officials said Sunday.
    The explosion occurred moments after a Child Protective Services worker brought the two boys to the home for a supervised visit, Graham Fire and Rescue Chief Gary Franz told The Associated Press.
    [COLOR=#272627][FONT=verdana]Powell let the boys in the house, then blocked the social worker from entering. The social worker called her supervisors to report that she could smell gas, and the home exploded.
    "Everything we know right now, this has become a crime scene," Franz said.
    Powell was under investigation in the disappearance of his 28-year-old wife, Susan Powell, from their West Valley City, Utah, home in December 2009. He claimed he had taken the boys on a midnight excursion in freezing temperatures when she vanished.
    Blast kills husband of missing Utah woman, 2 boys - Wire - State & Regional - bellinghamherald.com

    Wow, this is so damned sad. Those poor boys had such an awful life and now this? Has to be murder suicide.

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    Re: Blast kills husband of missing Utah woman, 2 boys

    Creepy guy! Those poor kids!
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    Re: Blast kills husband of missing Utah woman, 2 boys

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    Blast kills husband of missing Utah woman, 2 boys - Wire - State & Regional - bellinghamherald.com

    Wow, this is so damned sad. Those poor boys had such an awful life and now this? Has to be murder suicide.
    Yeah, I remember this story well. His alibi was so unbelievable that I think most thought him guilty. I guess they just didn't have the goods to charge him. How could this have been prevented? Well, on the one hand, if someone is determined to kill themselves and their kids, you're not going to stop him. On the other hand, why take a chance with little kids? Why let him have visitation at all?
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    Re: Blast kills husband of missing Utah woman, 2 boys

    Does not feel like two years have passed.

    I guess the state failed on this one - she just left the kids with him . . . . obviously it was planned - he probably lit a match. (edit: a re-read. He BLOCKED the social worker from entering - she did not willingly leave them alone with him)

    Sick pig - hope there's a hell. . . and it's MORE tragic because our legal system failed these boys - they let them be in his presence when he should ahve been nothing but in jail with no bond - just WHAT is wrong here where innocent people are inturned for life - and executed - but the guilty go free because they were clever enough to destroy evidence?
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    Re: Blast kills husband of missing Utah woman, 2 boys

    Or. maybe he/she/they crossed the wrong people. First hey got the wife, now they got him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Or. maybe he/she/they crossed the wrong people. First hey got the wife, now they got him.
    If you have followed this story at all it's pretty clear he's the killer.

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    Re: Blast kills husband of missing Utah woman, 2 boys

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Or. maybe he/she/they crossed the wrong people. First hey got the wife, now they got him.
    Hah - he wishes that were the case.

    he's a ****tard - good riddance . . . it's just so tragic he murdered his children. He couldn't have just killed himself, had to destroy them too?
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    Re: Blast kills husband of missing Utah woman, 2 boys

    "The fire burned hot and it burned fast," said sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ed Troyer, who described the fire as an intentional act that came just as Josh Powell sent an email to his attorney apologizing and saying goodbye.

    Three bodies, believed to be Josh Powell and his sons, Charlie, 7, and Braden, 5, were found in the house, although the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office will need to make positive identifications, the authorities said. All were found in the same room.

    Troyer called the deaths "a double murder-suicide."

    "What happened here was a deeply wrong thing," Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor told reporters near the house. "It was an act of evil. Do not call it a tragedy because that sanitizes it. This was a terrible act of murder involving two young children."
    Local News | Josh Powell, two young sons killed in fire at home in Graham | Seattle Times Newspaper

    What a ****ing scum sucking coward.
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    Re: Blast kills husband of missing Utah woman, 2 boys

    At last Wednesday's custody hearing....

    "For over four months already, my interactions with my sons and many other aspects of my character have been investigated and documented by" social services, he wrote in an affidavit to the court. "I have proven myself as a fit and loving father who provides a stable home even in the face of great adversity. ... It is time for my sons to come home."

    Read more: Husband Of Missing Washington Mom Kills Sons, Self; Kids 'verbalized' About Mom In Car Trunk | Fox News
    At this link, you'll see that the grandparents claimed the kids told them their mom was in the trunk of the car when they went camping. "Then mommy disappeared."

    This man should have been in jail. Authorities should have known he was a danger to his children.
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    Re: Blast kills husband of missing Utah woman, 2 boys

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    At last Wednesday's custody hearing....



    At this link, you'll see that the grandparents claimed the kids told them their mom was in the trunk of the car when they went camping. "Then mommy disappeared."

    This man should have been in jail. Authorities should have known he was a danger to his children.
    Their problem was they didn't have evidence to support those claims. It sucks...

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