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Powell sent emails before deadly house explosion

Post by Kate McEntee / The News Tribune on Feb. 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
February 5, 2012 5:03 pm

According to Pierce County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Ed Troyer, emails are being received from Josh Powell’s email account.

“We are getting emails from him,” Troyer said. “They lead us to believe that this is intentional, this is planned.”

Troyer would not specify who was receiving the emails, although The Associated Press reports that Powell’s attorney received an email moments before the explosion saying, “I’m sorry, goodbye.”

Attorney Jeffrey Bassett tells The Associated Press the email arrived at 12:05 p.m. Sunday, but he didn’t see it until two hours later, when others informed him of the blast. He says he knew Josh was upset after being ordered to undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation recently, but he didn’t see this coming.

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