1199 users online (252 members and 947 guests)  


Websleuths News


Page 1 of 13 1 2 3 11 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 190
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    5,011

    Details about Josh's childhood revealed in his parents divorce documents

    Newly obtained court documents show that Josh Powell grew up in a home filled with turmoil. Divorce documents between Steve Powell and his ex-wife, Terrica Powell, depict what they describe as a sexually and emotionally abusive childhood for Josh and his four siblings.

    In those divorce papers, Terrica alleged that Steve's influence was damaging to her children. In one instance she wrote, "I felt extreme fear when Josh made a veiled threat at me with a butcher knife in his hand ... His demeanor was menacing for a moment as he said don't push it mom."

    She went on to say that Steve has "systematically taught them to scorn and belittle everything to do with church, Christianity in general, authority of all kinds and many common values held by society..."

    http://www.komonews.com/news/local/A...?tab=video&c=y

    Please watch the video-there is information on this subject in it, too.
    "IT TAKES A LOT BIGGER MAN TO STAND UP AND ADMIT HIS MISTAKES THAN TO HIDE BEHIND A LIE"
    WHY WON'T ANYONE STAND UP FOR HALEIGH??!! WHY?? TELL THE TRUTH!!
    HALEIGH DESERVES IT!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    393
    It must have been difficult for her. After hearing this, I feel like she must have known somewhere deep inside that Josh was not normal. I imagine she probably tried to ignore that feeling when she said he was a good father, but deep down she probably knew and just didn't want to believe that he was as disturbed as we now know he was.

    It's just a tragedy all the way around.

  3. #3
    Hopeful One's Avatar
    Hopeful One is offline Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who let in the light
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Nerd Town Central
    Posts
    12,231
    I would really like to read those court documents.

    Justice for Travis


    Sometimes the first step towards forgiveness is understanding that the other person is a complete idiot.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    2,563
    knowing this she went on to say he was a good father to help him with the custody issue? YIKES!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    East Tennessee
    Posts
    8,137
    If you watch the video on that news page, there is a little more quoted from the court documents than they put in the text.

    http://www.komonews.com/news/local/A...?tab=video&c=y

    From Josh's mother:

    The kind of disrespect the kids have learned to have regarding laws, I worry about what they will do . . . it seems there is a sickness pervading my family and I am powerless to stop it. Steven has totally stripped away all respect in Josh and his brother John for fidelity in marriage and loyalty to one's spouse...

    Wow - that's foreshadowing for this disaster, isn't it? How horrible for her to see that in her children and to feel powerless. And even society and LE couldn't do anything to stop Josh.

    I'm the proud mother of a new attorney!
    It's better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. ~ James Thurber
    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing ~ Edmund Burke
    Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense. ~ Mark Twain

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Hill Country, Texas
    Posts
    1,608
    I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, but my God every time I come back on Websleuths in the past 2 or 3 days and see that picture of those two darling boys, tears just start flowing like crazy and it takes me several deep breaths before I can read the newest comments and news.
    Last edited by Yellow Rose; 02-08-2012 at 02:34 PM.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    560
    Quote Originally Posted by ThoughtFox View Post
    If you watch the video on that news page, there is a little more quoted from the court documents than they put in the text.

    http://www.komonews.com/news/local/A...?tab=video&c=y

    From Josh's mother:

    The kind of disrespect the kids have learned to have regarding laws, I worry about what they will do . . . it seems there is a sickness pervading my family and I am powerless to stop it. Steven has totally stripped away all respect in Josh and his brother John for fidelity in marriage and loyalty to one's spouse...

    Wow - that's foreshadowing for this disaster, isn't it? How horrible for her to see that in her children and to feel powerless. And even society and LE couldn't do anything to stop Josh.
    And by the sound of things, I'll bet this kind of training is what was going on in that house for Susan's two little boys. The way they are described when first arriving at the Cox's house showed something dark was going on since the kids ran away, wanted no physical contact, could not look at their mother's picture, could not call her "mommy" - only "Susan". These past few months with the Cox's must have felt like heaven to them. The sparkle came back into their eyes. THey were safe and loved. I love what Chuck Cox said about Charlie saying to him "Can you take a picture of me next to this picture (Susan's photo)? I'm sitting by my mommy." That melted his heart. He knew they were going to be ok then.

    May SP NEVER get out of prison and certainly never be near a child ever again.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    4,982
    Quote Originally Posted by ThoughtFox View Post
    If you watch the video on that news page, there is a little more quoted from the court documents than they put in the text.

    http://www.komonews.com/news/local/A...?tab=video&c=y

    From Josh's mother:

    The kind of disrespect the kids have learned to have regarding laws, I worry about what they will do . . . it seems there is a sickness pervading my family and I am powerless to stop it. Steven has totally stripped away all respect in Josh and his brother John for fidelity in marriage and loyalty to one's spouse...

    Wow - that's foreshadowing for this disaster, isn't it? How horrible for her to see that in her children and to feel powerless. And even society and LE couldn't do anything to stop Josh.
    Well, yeah, they could have, if parents, society, court system/LE, had ANY cajones at all. My kids would have run rampant over me, IF I had allowed it, but the minute one of them (like Josh allegedly did) used a knife to somewhat threaten, he would have been having it for dinner, and his father along with him.

    When a family is divided on how to raise children, chaos developes, and it seems murderers do to,

    MOO

  9. #9
    I knew I'd read these documents online before and found the link that was provided here back in 2009, but it doesn't appear to work anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by gliving View Post
    http://dw.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm?fa...D6D6CCBB54FD7B

    Josh's parent's divorce proceedings with regards to the children. Could a WS legal eagle explain what all this is about? Thanks!

  10. #10
    JSR's Avatar
    JSR is offline Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. -Arthur Miller
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Southern CA
    Posts
    6,250
    Well it's sad that the two young boys had to suffer and die. But I wonder based on what we know they probably went through while in the clutches of Josh and his father I wonder if the boys suffered irreparable damage. It seems that Josh did EXACTLY what his father did to him. And to this day I fully believe that Josh also sexually abused his children. It was the psycho sexual evaluation that Josh feared the most. And I think he feared that it would show he has been sexually abusing his sons. And he wanted to make sure his sons would never tell on him for both the murder of their mother as well as any abuse they suffered.

    It's my hope much like it is with the Anthony family that the gene pool completely stops. I hope all of Josh's siblings don't have children and that Steven Powell is locked away forever from children. The only way to stop this continuing circle of destruction is to ensure that the Powell family stops recreating itself. Something obviously is deeply wrong with this family.
    Indeed the Irony IS Rich

    Jodi Arias- "Quick on the slime, Slow on the facts"- From Juan's Closing Argument

    "The difference between a stumbling block and stepping stone is the character of the person walking the path."- Travis Victor Alexander


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    10,492
    Quote Originally Posted by JSR View Post
    Well it's sad that the two young boys had to suffer and die. But I wonder based on what we know they probably went through while in the clutches of Josh and his father I wonder if the boys suffered irreparable damage. It seems that Josh did EXACTLY what his father did to him. And to this day I fully believe that Josh also sexually abused his children. It was the psycho sexual evaluation that Josh feared the most. And I think he feared that it would show he has been sexually abusing his sons. And he wanted to make sure his sons would never tell on him for both the murder of their mother as well as any abuse they suffered.
    I have started thinking the same, unfortunately. I also think that Susan may have found out and that is why she is gone.

    Unless I have included a link, it is my opinion and only my opinion that I am expressing.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    2,748
    Quote Originally Posted by JSR View Post
    Well it's sad that the two young boys had to suffer and die. But I wonder based on what we know they probably went through while in the clutches of Josh and his father I wonder if the boys suffered irreparable damage. It seems that Josh did EXACTLY what his father did to him. And to this day I fully believe that Josh also sexually abused his children. It was the psycho sexual evaluation that Josh feared the most. And I think he feared that it would show he has been sexually abusing his sons. And he wanted to make sure his sons would never tell on him for both the murder of their mother as well as any abuse they suffered.

    It's my hope much like it is with the Anthony family that the gene pool completely stops. I hope all of Josh's siblings don't have children and that Steven Powell is locked away forever from children. The only way to stop this continuing circle of destruction is to ensure that the Powell family stops recreating itself. Something obviously is deeply wrong with this family.
    I absolutely agree! The cycle of abuse needs to stop.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    2,748
    Quote Originally Posted by 21merc7 View Post
    I have started thinking the same, unfortunately. I also think that Susan may have found out and that is why she is gone.
    I had the same feelings early on this was about deep, dark family secrets about sexual abuse, shame and that Josh got rid of Susan because she found out and was going to remove the sons. She was an obstacle and removed her.
    I don't think JP was attracted to adults or female adults.
    I do think he was a pedo.
    I wasn't shocked when child porn was found on dad's/his computer either. Sickened but, not shocked.
    I hope Susan is found.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    560
    Quote Originally Posted by JSR View Post
    Well it's sad that the two young boys had to suffer and die. But I wonder based on what we know they probably went through while in the clutches of Josh and his father I wonder if the boys suffered irreparable damage. It seems that Josh did EXACTLY what his father did to him. And to this day I fully believe that Josh also sexually abused his children. It was the psycho sexual evaluation that Josh feared the most. And I think he feared that it would show he has been sexually abusing his sons. And he wanted to make sure his sons would never tell on him for both the murder of their mother as well as any abuse they suffered.

    You are right. I noticed how devastated his face looked in court last Wednesday when he heard he had to have that sexual-psycho evaluation. He had that look that it was all over now. And the boys were so distant when they first came to the Cox's, and sexually-abused children often act that way -- they walk away from you and even become robotic. I also think Susan found out, too, and that's why she was killed. I'm just suspecting, of course, that it's a strong possibility.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    560
    I can't remember --- were Charlie and Braden also receiving some kind of counseling in the last several months? I think they should have been if they weren't. I would think a good counselor could determine sexual abuse after talking with children during sessions after a trust is established, no?

Page 1 of 13 1 2 3 11 ... LastLast


Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 210
    Last Post: 01-31-2016, 01:06 PM
  2. New Details of Josh's Brainwashing Techniques
    By gwenabob in forum Susan Cox Powell
    Replies: 470
    Last Post: 03-31-2012, 02:53 PM
  3. 28 March 2010: Josh Powell Bankruptcy Documents - ALL
    By PickieChickie in forum Susan Cox Powell
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: 10-08-2011, 09:48 PM

Tags for this Thread