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Josh's court affadavit statement - Were there warning signs?

Discussion in 'Susan Cox Powell' started by Jacie Estes, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Jacie Estes

    Jacie Estes Medical Marijuana Advocate

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    This statement doesn't give jp the right to murder Susan's sons:

    Just days before, in a motion seeking custody of his children filed with a Washington state court, Powell said he missed his wife, and would remain strong for the boys.

    "A lesser person would fall under the intense scrutiny I am facing, but apparently my inherent resilience as a person makes it increasingly difficult for them to pursue their agendas," Powell wrote. "I am standing tall for my sons, but it deeply hurts to face such ridicule and abuse."

    Read more: http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/da...1a1-11e1-a831-0019bb2963f4.html#ixzz1limhUVDF
     
  2. Salem

    Salem Former Member

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    Sure doesn't sound like he was making plans, does it? :(

    Salem
     
  3. Dewey2Me1MoThyme

    Dewey2Me1MoThyme Have clue will sleuth!

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    I'm going to go out on a limb and say when they find the charred remains of Susan, she will likely have hatchet / axe marks on her neck bones if they survived the fire. I'm thinking he left obvious clues as to what may have happened to Susan, just not where.
    MOO
     
  4. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    He was exhibiting classic suicide warning signs. Too bad no one noticed.

    "* A previously depressed person who is suddenly happy. This often means they’ve come to a decision to end their life.
    * Actions that signal they are planning for death:
    * Giving away their possessions, particularly favorite things or things with sentimental value.
    * Making out wills.
    * Arranging for the care of pets.
    * Extravagant spending or paying off debts."

    http://comingoutofdark.com/suicidewarnings/
     
  5. wenwe4

    wenwe4 Active Member

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    As things are coming out we are finding out more about those suicidal/homicidal warnings but the trouble that I can see is that this all happened within the past week. Little bits and pieces are coming together but no one little thing added up to the big picture and I believe that Josh was very good at keeping secrets.

    a donation of toys to the goodwill is not in and of itself a prelude to a crime,
    purchases of gasoline in 5 gal containers are not either. The emails that went out were about 20 minutes prior to the fire, some family members who received those right away did attempt to contact authorities for help but it was too late. There were clues but no one close enough to put them together (IMO). I do not believe Josh was engaging in counseling/mental health therapy or drug/etol counseling. I am not sure he had close friends that would be looking for the warning signs of homicide or suicide and he probably was not blatent with this intentions until the very moment he needed to be.
     
  6. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    I am not blaming his family members for not recognizing the sings. All I am saying that he exhibited several classic signs that we know of. Whether somebody should or could have figured that out is another story.
     
  7. 21merc7

    21merc7 New Member

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    The only things quoted in the article do not show any warning signs to me. His appearance sure as heck did though.

    I found this quote interesting:

    "I know my own heart is free of any guilt regardless of what people claim," he added.
     
  8. Dr.Fessel

    Dr.Fessel New Member

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    Makes me wonder if he used that exact same hatchet on her.
     
  9. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    No, but I think his plans were made only after his "brilliant"plea to the court via this declaration, failed.

    Quote BBM. Hmmm. I take that to mean his "resilience" won't allow them to make him crack and divulge info that would lead to his arrest for the murder of his wife. Apparently, after the hearing, he realized that even if he wasn't arrested, this was not going to go away. His actions the day he killed Susan ended his life too, at least life as he knew it.

    I don't think murderers can go on, even if they "get away with it"without repercussions. Now we just need to find away to make sure more innocents don't get caught up in those repercussions.
     
  10. ynotdivein

    ynotdivein Retired WS Staff

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    RBBM and what follows is MOO... this is a fairly narcissistic and even grandiose way of conveying his meaning. That statement is the product of a very specific personality & mindset responding to the set of circumstances he found himself in.

    Gitana, I think you're right. This might have been a hazy option in the back of his mind for some time--but I don't think he fully put it in motion until this plea to the court failed.
     

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