Susan Powells Dad Feared That Josh Would Harm Himself and the Kids

The Powell Family in Happier Times

It’s a tragic end to a sordid tale. Over the weekend, Josh Powell allegedly killed his two young sons and himself in what looked like a murder suicide at his home in Tacoma, Washington.

Josh Powell had been a person of interest in the disappearance of his wife Susan Powell after she went missing two years ago.  Their two sons Charlie, 7, and Branden, 5, were living with Susan’s parents and Josh had been battling in court to regain custody of them.  Just last Wednesday a judge said that they would not return the boys to Josh until he underwent a psycho-sexual evaluation that had to do with something they found on his computer.

The court had worries about Josh Powell and apparently so did Susan Powell’s parents.  Susan’s dad Chuck Cox said…in an interview with People Magazine that they had told authorities they were worried about what Josh might do. He stated,  “We stated our fear many times, that if he was feeling desperate, that he would possibly kill himself and the boys, that this kind of thing could happen.” He added, “If he felt there was no way out, that he wouldn’t let anyone else have them. They were possessions to him.”

But apparently there was nothing more the judge at that point – could do.

“They were all aware of our fears that he would take a cowardly way out,” Chuck Cox said.

Do you think there was anything more the court could have done?

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