Recently released documents show the evidence against Josh Powell was mounting. The blood in the house. The midnight winter camping trip. A generator, gas can, tarps and shovel in his van. Legal experts say it was enough to convict Powell of his wife’s murder — even if prosecutors didn’t have her body as evidence. After all, it’s happened hundreds of times before.
Josh Powell’s surviving relatives want him buried at the same cemetery as the two young sons he killed. Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor and Detective Ed Troyer, who heads the anti-crime organization Crimestoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County, responded by buying the two plots on either side of the boys to make sure Josh Powell didn’t wind up there.
Police in Washington state who searched a storage unit rented by Josh Powell found a stained comforter that tested positive for blood, according to court documents. Meanwhile, The News Tribune reports that protestors from the Westboro Baptist Church have apparently cancelled plans to come to Washington.
Westboro Baptist Church, a notorious anti-gay rights organization, plans to hold a protest at Saturday’s funeral for Charlie and Braden Powell.
The funeral on Saturday, February 11 for the two sons of missing Utah woman Susan Powell has been moved to a larger church.