Steve Powell voyeurism trial starting in Tacoma



TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The voyeurism and child pornography trial of Steve Powell is under way in Tacoma with jury selection and the parents of his daughter-in-law hoping the case sheds some light on her disappearance three years ago in Utah.

Chuck and Judy Cox watched Powell led into the courtroom Monday, wearing a tie and gray sport coat.

Opening statements are not expected until Wednesday.

Susan Cox Powell is presumed dead, apparently at the hands of her husband Josh Powell who killed himself and their two sons in a fiery explosion in February at a house in Graham.

Josh Powell and the boys had moved into his father’s home in Puyallup after Susan Powell’s disappearance. Officers were searching the home for clues when they said they came across voyeuristic images on Steve’s computers.