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Remember that dude in washington state that killed his wife and said he was camping with his kids...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Apoc13, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Apoc13

    Apoc13 SFN Supporter

    GRAHAM, Wash. (AP) — Josh Powell's note was simple and short, a farewell to the world after two years of being scrutinized in the media, hammered by police and questioned by judges, prosecutors and social workers, living his life under a microscope since the day his wife vanished.
    "I'm sorry, goodbye," Powell wrote in an email to his attorney just minutes before authorities say he set fire to his home, killing himself and his two young sons days after he was denied custody and ordered to undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation.
    The Sunday blaze at Powell's home brought yet another twist in the very public scandal that began when Susan Powell vanished in 2009. The case had since spiraled into a salacious saga of finger-pointing and accusations of sex and lies — and now the unthinkable loss of two young lives caught in the crossfire.
    A social worker brought the two boys to Josh Powell's home Sunday for what was to be a supervised visit. They rushed toward the home, leaving the social worker behind. By the time she got to the door, Powell had let his sons in but locked her out, Graham Fire and Rescue Chief Gary Franz told The Associated Press.
    The social worker called her supervisors to report that she could smell gas. Moments later, the home burst into flames, igniting an inferno that neighbors said rattled their houses.
    Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ed Troyer said it appeared some sort of accelerant was used to make the house burn faster.
    He said emails Powell sent just prior to the blaze seemed to confirm that Powell planned the deadly blast. Troyer didn't elaborate on the content of the emails.
    Jeffrey Bassett, who represented Powell in the custody case, said he received an ominous email from his client just minutes before the fire.
    "I'm sorry, goodbye," it read.

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  3. Johnnymop Full Member

    Really sad man.... can't imagine what his kids were thinking when he locked the door and blew up the house.

    He didn't have to take them with him.
  4. ROBBY241 Full Member

    i dont get the whole murder/suicide thing. why kill other people because youre a worthless piece of shit that deserves to die?
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  5. ilovesavanna Full Member

    my bad, i didn't see this thread ;)
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  7. squigglyline

    squigglyline SFN Supporter

    I was told that his oldest child had started to talk a little bit and had been saying things like "Mommy rode in the trunk when we went camping", etc... My guess is that this sick fuck knew his time was coming. I will never understand why someone would want to harm an innocent child. I'm sure those kids are now with their mother in heaven.
  8. ilovesavanna Full Member

    i think so too, plus the grandfather was arrested for kiddie porn or something like that. God knows what those two creeps were doing to those boys
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  9. ilovesavanna Full Member

    that is one fucked up family
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  10. ilovesavanna Full Member

    too bad grandpa wasn't in the house too
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  11. ilovesavanna Full Member

    this poor woman. i'm sure he put on a good facade, then she gets stuck in a family of pedo, sex deviat, whack jobs
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  12. ilovesavanna Full Member

    not that i recall. this is the idiot who said he didn't know what happened to his wife because when she went missing he was camping with his toddlers in the freezing weather
  13. the_apex

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    It is pointless trying to understand someone who is broken inside. The children were innocent and must have suffered when they died. And, the mother too. Tragic.
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  14. 65535

    65535 SFN Supporter

    this dude and his family lived a few miles from me, and trust me, on december 7th or whatever it was when he said they went camping, that night was FREEZING, there was snow on the ground.

    from that day on, how could they not have had soemthing on the guy? i call terrible police work by the WVCPD.
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  15. don fredo

    don fredo SFN Gold Supporter

    Why would they even still allow visits if under investigation for murder, poor work on behalf of the social workers.
  16. RightSaidFred Full Member

    Innocent until proven guilty,Its a good thing.
  17. Captainqueeg

    Captainqueeg SFN Gold Supporter

    He knew his seed was poisoned. Gotta stop the cycle.
  18. don fredo

    don fredo SFN Gold Supporter

    well I guess what I was trying to say, why were they home visits, they should have been public or supervised visits away from the home, not only for the kids safety but for the social workers as well.

    one of the cases ive seen personally was a guy that was being charged for aggravated assault along with domestic violence, and all visits where made at the office or at public location. Some of these people can't be trusted and we've had a female social worker get punched by male client. protect the kids and workers. especially if the offence was a violent one.
  19. ilovesavanna Full Member

    yes, a lot of times the visit are at the social services offices, or some place public

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