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    Quote Originally Posted by Lalique View Post
    Wow. This infuriates me! Why was visitation done at his house when they knew he was unstable???? Why was the asshole never brought to trial for murder? Those poor kids...I can not imagine how the grandparents are feeling right now.
    Check this out - this was the story from last week. I think Josh Powell knew it was just about over for him, and decided to take his kids out with him.

    Exam will unveil Josh Powell’s sexual history, preferences

    By Melinda Rogers
    The Salt Lake Tribune


    First published Feb 04 2012 08:01AM
    Updated Feb 5, 2012 12:03AM
    Josh Powell last week suffered a setback in his quest to regain custody of his two children from his in-laws, Chuck and Judy Cox.
    A Washington state judge ruled the husband of missing West Valley City woman Susan Cox Powell must undergo a psychosexual evaluation by a court-appointed examiner in light of explicit images found on a computer taken from the Powells’ West Valley City home during a 2009 police search.
    Pierce County Superior Court Judge Kathryn J. Nelson ruled Charlie, 7, and Braden, 5, should remain with their maternal grandparents until at least the end of July. But what is a psychosexual evaluation and how could its results shape Josh Powell’s future?
    “It’s kind of like a sexual profile of the individual. It’s a risk-assessment tool,” explained Mary Fan, a law professor at the University of Washington. “In Washington state, you see it in a number of decision points in the court process.”
    While more commonly used in criminal proceedings where judges must assess how likely a defendant is to reoffend or determine housing and treatment, the evaluations can also be ordered in civil matters.
    In Washington, licensed evaluators may examine police reports, child protective services information, criminal correctional history, interviews with the client and his family, and other data. At a minimum, they must address a description of the allegations against a person; a person’s sexual history and preferences; previous attempts to remediate problem behavior; and risk factors that may lead them to repeat problem behavior.
    Risk factors can include a person’s stress level, alcohol and drug use, mood, sexual patterns, use of pornography, social and environmental influences, medical history, relationships, employment, education and family history.
    Besides undergoing a paper-and-pencil evaluation, Josh Powell may possibly be subjected to a penile plethysmograph — which measures the bloodflow to a penis. The plethysmograph is administered with a strain gauge, which measures an erection response while a person is shown slides and tapes of normal sexual behavior as well as deviant acts.
    In the U.S., 58 percent of psychosexual evaluation programs include administering a penile plethysmograph, according to a 2009 survey from the Vermont-based Safer Society titled “Current Practices and Emerging Trends in Sexual Abuser Management.” In Washington, penile plethysmographs are a standard part of an evaluation, but not required, said Rebecca Roe, a Seattle attorney whose expertise includes personal injury cases for victims of violent crime and sexual assault.
    “It certainly would be in the norm for people to use it. It would be a tool in the toolbox,” said Roe.
    A polygraph is also part of the psychosexual evaluation in order to determine that a person is being truthful about his or her experiences.
    In Josh Powell’s case, he may be questioned about the images found on his computer in West Valley City as well as child pornography police say they found on the computer of his father, Steve. Evaluators can ask questions about other topics to determine whether Josh Powell is fit to care for his children, and that may include his relationship with his wife.
    “It may be some providers ask about sexual events in the individual’s life — may ask about use of pornography. Some evaluations may involve questions about potential victims in other cases that have gone unreported,” Fan said.
    A psychologist who recently evaluated Josh Powell as part of the custody case has recommended the psychosexual evaluation because of the images found at the West Valley City home, which a prosecutor declined to comment on other than saying the images are “not something you would soon forget.” Josh Powell’s attorney, Jeff Bassett, has questioned the necessity of the evaluation and said his client denies looking at “kiddie porn.” On Friday, Bassett told The Salt Lake Tribune psycho-sexual evaluations are controversial because of how they are conducted.

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    God! What a worthless, festering pile of shit. Pure psycho. Him and his father. I feel for those poor babies. How awful. And their grandparents, Susan's mom and dad. This is heartbreaking.

    His supervised visits should have been at the mall or the library. Not his home.

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    Why couldn't he just let the children live? Fucking piece of shit.
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    KILLING ME WON'T BRING BACK YOUR GOD DAMNED HONEY!!!!!!!!!!

    Come on, let's have lots of drinks.

    Fuck you all, I'm going viral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Kill Me View Post
    Why couldn't he just let the children live? Fucking piece of shit.
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    Because then the grandparents would "win".
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    Of course.
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    KILLING ME WON'T BRING BACK YOUR GOD DAMNED HONEY!!!!!!!!!!

    Come on, let's have lots of drinks.

    Fuck you all, I'm going viral.

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    OMG. Those poor babies. And the grandparents. OMG. Too much for anyone to have to bear.
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    This just makes me sick! Those poor grandparents, their daughter and now this! Why was just one caseworker sent to supervise? Why at his home??
    Those poor little boys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    This just makes me sick! Those poor grandparents, their daughter and now this! Why was just one caseworker sent to supervise? Why at his home??
    Those poor little boys.
    I guess it was just one caseworker because he probably didn't show any resistance before.

    After the order to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, especially for the child porn, it seems like it would be prudent to make his visitations off site and away from his house. That part is inexplicable.

    I don't know if I've ever heard of someone who kills his family by blowing up the whole house. How would you even know that it would be successful?

    ETA: Just saw this:
    Jeffrey Bassett, who represented Powell in the custody case, said he received a three-word email from his client just minutes before Powell and the two boys died. It said, "I'm sorry, goodbye".
    The email arrived at 12:05pm on Sunday, about 10 minutes before the explosion, but he didn't see it until two hours later, when others told him Josh and the boys had been killed. He said he knew Josh was upset after being ordered to undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation recently, but he didn't see this coming.

    Kirk Graves, 39, Josh Powell's brother-in-law, said he and his wife, Jennifer, were stunned by the news. (Jennifer Powell Graves is Josh Powell's sister.)
    "It's a shock. A total complete shock," he said. "We never contemplated the idea he would do something like this. You just don't expect it from a father."
    Graves said he and his wife think Josh Powell deliberately set off the explosion to kill himself and his sons.
    "His world was falling apart around him and he was going to lose his boys and get arrested for Susan's disappearance," he said. "He's a narcissist and he has no love for anyone but himself.
    Last edited by MohandasKGanja; February 5th, 2012 at 08:25 PM.

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    I heard this in the car on the way home tonight. It was just a tiny one sentence report on NPR and it took me about 30 seconds to realize who Josh Powell was. I literally, and I do mean literally, almost threw up. I can't believe this horrible fucking creep managed to pull out a 'win' by blowing himself and his kids up. And will anybody ever find Susan's body now, or at least know what happened to her?

    This is truly disgusting and I hope he is writhing in the hottest flames of hell at this moment.

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    The poor grandparents and even his sister who has been open and honest in her belief that her brother was guilty. I am so sad for the case worker too. She was just doing her job. She smelled the gas and reported it to her supervisor and was there whe the house exploded. This son of bitch did not deserve to die so easily.
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    Those poor boys, and those poor grandparents.

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    omg i just read about this on MSNBC. it literally made me cry for those boys. That fucking bastard. ugh.
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    Wish he had taken his perverted dad with him.
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    I read that perverted dad's under suicide watch in jail. One can hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Kill Me View Post
    Why couldn't he just let the children live? Fucking piece of shit.
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    I just read another article that the boys were becoming more vocal about what happened that night they "went camping". I'm sure he knew his time was up once they started opening up about what really happened.

    This is just so unbelievable.
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    I also choose to believe the rumors because I am, when it is all said and done, a dirty gossip.

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