Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Susan Powell: Part 2 "To be chewed up like a hamburger?"
If I have learned one thing in my 20 plus years on these cases of intimate partner homicide, a mother's love for her children is unconditional. In my opinion Josh Powell is doing the "devoted-deadly-daddy-dearest-dance" with the assistance of his own father.
Quotes in the long winded interview include Steve Powell, (the suspects father) a man with a unique past himself. What did his own son witness growing up? Could the mistreatment of a mother, Powell's mother have anything to do with his actions on the evening of December 5, 2009? I would be willing to bet the farm on that.
When asked about a red stain on the carpet Powell's father answers the question for the reporter:
As for the wet spot police found on the carpet of Josh and Susan Powell’s home the day after her disappearance, Steve Powell said his daughter-in-law had decided to clean the carpets. There was a red spot on the carpet underneath the couch, he said.
“It was probably juice or something,” Steve Powell said.
How would this man know about a juice stain? Was the father-in-law living in the home? And why the hell is he responding to that question, unless, it was a rehearsed response. One that has likely been repeated too many times to count.
The interview goes on:
Police there have said Josh Powell has not responded to requests for additional interviews. However, Steve Powell said when his son returned to Utah from Washington in December, his attorney told police he would meet them for another interview. Steve Powell claims the detectives said they only work Monday through Thursday. Josh Powell was arriving on a Friday. The interview did not occur.
“How interested were these people in talking to Josh?” Steve Powell asked rhetorically.
Josh Powell said he will not meet with West Valley City police again.
Once again, the father is reponding to questions and not Josh Powell. Amazing that the father-in-law is also certain Susan ran off with a boyfriend. Do we have description of the so called "mystery man"? I know perhaps there will be a sighting at a local Kroger store in Alaska and a fuzzy Internet image will suddendly appear of the happy couple. Did the boyfriend pick her up from the home? Perhaps Josh saw the boyfriend carry her from the back bedroom where she was knocked out by a seditive placed in her food at dinner that evening?
Steve Powell believes his daughter-in-law ran off with a boyfriend. He said Susan talked with her friends about sex and the sexual encounters she had before meeting her husband.“Susan’s very sexually motivated, and she’s very financially motivated,” Steve Powell said.
Mr. Powell or the reporter should produce the "so called friends." It is so telling when individuals spew whatever sticks to a wall because the person with whom they are talking about has vanished. She is not here to defend one word of these lies. And who makes statements about a loving caring mother who has vanished without a trace that was your daughter-in-law? Unless old grandpa knows something which is highly, likely. Whatever would motive a person unless they are in my opinion, covering up the truth or in this case for their own son.
(Part 3 of the series continues Thursday 11/11/2010)
Susan Murphy Milano, is with the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction & Public Psychopathy Education for more information visit http://www.saferelationships.com/ and is the author of the new book "Time's Up A Guide on How to Leave and Survive Abusive and Stalking Relationships available for purchase at the Institute, Amazon.com and where ever books are sold.