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Tag: Steve Powell


Steven Powell learns fate today

Steven Craig Powell should find out this afternoon how long he will
spend in prison after he was convicted on 14 counts of voyeurism.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. before Pierce County
Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper.

Powell, 62, faces a standard range of three years, seven months to
four years, nine months in prison.

His attorneys want Culpepper to sentence their client to no more than
a year in jail. Prosecutors say Powell should get 10 years in prison
for repeatedly violating the privacy of two neighbor girls – then ages

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Attorneys for Steve Powell to ask for sentence of 0-12 months in jail in Pierce County voyeurism case

Steven Craig Powell’s attorneys will ask a Pierce County judge to sentence their client to no more than a year in jail on his 14 voyeurism convictions, which is 90 percent less time than that being sought by prosecutors.

Defense attorneys Mark Quigley and Travis Currie argue in pleadings filed today their client should be sentenced under guidelines in place before June 7, 2006, which classified voyeurism as an unranked felony with a standard range of 0-12 months in jail. Each conviction was to run concurrently (at the same time) under those guidelines.

In charging documents, prosecutors alleged Powell, 62,

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Pierce County prosecutors to seek 10-year sentence for Steve Powell

Pierce County prosecutors will ask a judge next week to sentence Steven Craig Powell to 10 years in prison for taking photographs of two young neighbor girls to use for his sexual gratification.

A jury last month convicted Powell of 14 counts of voyeurism. Prosecutors argued at trial that Powell, 62, took photographs of the girls, then 8 and 10, as they bathed and used the toilet in a house next door to his near Puyallup.

The trial attracted national media attention because of Powell’s connections to missing Utah mother and former Puyallup resident Susan Cox Powell. He is her

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Jury now deliberating voyeurism case against Steven Powell

Lawyers delivered their closing arguments this morning in the trial of Steven Powell, who’s charged with 14 counts of voyeurism for allegedly taking photos of two neighbor girls while they bathed or used the toilet.

The jury of six men and six women got the case about 10:45 a.m.

Deputy prosecutor Grant Blinn told jurors the evidence against Powell was overwhelming.

Detectives found a compact disc containing images of the girls – then ages 10 and 8 – in Powell’s bedroom during a search last year, Blinn said. The photos were taken with the same make and model camera detectives

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Steven Powell trial resumes today

Steven Powell’s voyeurism trial is set to resume today.

The 62-year-old Powell is charged with 14 counts of voyeurism for allegedly taking photos of two young neighbor girls from his bedroom window. He’s pleaded not guilty.

The trial, which has garnered national media attention because he is the father-in-law of missing Utah mom Susan Cox Powell, began last week.

She went missing from her home in December 2009 and Powell’s son, Josh, was being investigated in her disappearance when he killed their two sons and himself in Pierce County in February.
Steven Powell’s trial started Wednesday with opening

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UPDATED: Powell search warrant ruled legal, voyeurism case moves forward


A Pierce County Superior Court judge ruled that law enforcement officers did have probable cause to search Steven Powell’s house and the evidence seized can be used at trial.

Before issuing his decision, Judge Ronald Culpepper recounted the facts of Susan Cox Powell’s disappearance. The judge said law enforcement made a “very reasonable inference” that Josh Powell was involved in his wife’s mysterious disappearance.


Steven Powell will learn this morning whether a search warrant used to go through his South Hill-area home last year – and the evidence collected as a result – was valid.


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Susan Powell’s father-in-law called in sick after her 2009 disappearance, Utah paper reports

The father of Josh Powell apparently called in sick to work the day after Powell’s wife mysterious disappeared from the couple’s Utah home in 2009, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Steve Powell was off for two days in December 2009, the Tribune reports in this story.

West Valley City Utah police declined to comment on the revelation, citing their on-going investigation.

Steve Powell, meanwhile, is in Pierce County Jail, awaiting trial on voyeurism and possession of child pornography charges. He’s declined to speak to authorities about Susan Cox Powell’s disappearance.

Meanwhile, the chief of the West Valley City Police

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