Braden Powell

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Cops Buy Plots to Keep Powell Away From Sons

Father won't be buried next to sons he killed

(Newser) - Police in Washington state have made sure Josh Powell won't be buried next to the sons he murdered. The officers, using their own money and funds donated to Crimestoppers, have bought the plots next to the graves of 7-year-old Charlie and 5-year-old Braden, who were buried earlier this week... More »

Josh Powell's House Was Part of His Ruse: Detectives

He just staged it to seem like he was living there

(Newser) - More twisted revelations in the case of Josh Powell and his murdered boys: Detectives addressing residents in the neighborhood where Powell blew up his house explained that the home was actually part of Powell's ruse. After losing custody of Charlie, 7, and Braden, 5, Powell was told he would... More »

Police Find Papers Powell Dumped Before Killing Boys

Volunteers also recover books, Utah map at recycling site

(Newser) - Authorities are poring over papers belonging to Josh Powell that were found at a recycling center over the weekend, along with books and a map of Utah. Volunteers sifted through more than 10 tons of paper to find items that Powell had dropped off the day before blowing himself up... More »

Family, Teachers Remember Powell Boys

Charlie, Braden remembered by people of all faiths

(Newser) - The family of missing Utah woman Susan Powell thanked police, social workers, teachers, and everyone who cared about her two sons at a funeral today for the boys who were killed by their father in a gas-fueled blaze. The boys' grandfather Chuck Cox also thanked people of all faiths who... More »

Powell Told Sons He Had 'Big Surprise' for Them

Incest images found on Josh Powell's computer

(Newser) - When a social worker brought Josh Powell's sons for their final, deadly visit, she heard Powell tell the two excited little boys he had a "big surprise" for them—so they rushed into his home, where he quickly killed them. "He caught my eye, his shoulders were... More »

Westboro to Face Off With Occupy at Powell Funeral

Phelps family thinks boys died because of Washington's same-sex marriage bill

(Newser) - The relentlessly classy folks at the Westboro Baptist Church are at it again. Margie Phelps announced today that her family intends to picket the funerals of Charlie and Braden Powell, the children, aged 7 and 5 respectively, who were blown up by their father this week, the News Tribune reports.... More »

Powell Attacked Sons With Ax Before Blast

Braden, Charlie reportedly didn't want to visit dad Josh Powell

(Newser) - The dad who blew up his two young sons and himself in his Washington state home attacked the boys with an ax minutes before the blast, according to authorities. Brothers Braden, 5, and Charlie, 7, suffered deep gashes to their neck and head just before dad Josh Powell lighted 10... More »

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