The trial of Steven Powell on charges of voyeurism and possession of child pornography is expected to last a week and Powell is expected to fight the allegations.
On Thursday, a final court hearing was held in Tacoma before Powell’s trial is scheduled to begin March 20.
Powell, the father of Josh Powell and father-in-law of Susan Cox Powell, the West Valley mother of two who has been missing for more than two years, was arrested in September and later charged in Pierce County Superior Court with 14 counts of voyeurism and one count of possession of child pornography.
Steven Powell is accused of using a telephoto lens to take pictures of his neighbors’ young children without their knowledge while they were in a bathroom.
According to court documents filed during an omnibus hearing on Thursday, Steven Powell’s defense attorneys indicated the general nature of their defense would be “general denial.” Other possible answers available to defense attorneys, but not chosen, were “alibi,” “consent,” “insanity” and “diminished capacity.”
A box on the court papers labeled, “Defense has received a plea offer from the state,” was left unchecked.
The court papers also say Steven Powell has no known prior criminal convictions.
The picture of Steven Powell above is a good likeness of what lies within the soul of this pervert. I tend to put the onus directly on him for all the problems, not only in his marriage, but for creating a monster of a son, Josh Powell. Steven’s perverted infatuation with Susan and his control over Josh led to Susan’s demise and then the two boys, Charlie and Braden.
Now will this old pervert cop a plea when it gets closer to his trial date? I will bet the farm that Steven knows exactly how Susan died and where the body was hidden. I would love to know the ingredients in that pancake recipe Steven told Josh how to make via their phone conversation. Susan had to go lie down shortly after she ate the eggs and pancakes that Josh individually dished up to her, the boys and the company.
What do you think?