Trial closing for dad-in-law of missing Utah mom
Monday, May 14, 2012
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A jury in Tacoma, Wash., is expected to begin deliberating Tuesday after closing arguments in the voyeurism trial of Steve Powell, the father-in-law of Susan Powell who disappeared nearly three years ago in Utah.
Powell faces a standard sentence of around four years if convicted, but aggravating factors could result in a longer term.
He faces 14 voyeurism counts, including accusations that he filmed two girls using their bathroom next door to his home in Puyallup (pew-AL'-up), Wash.
The images were discovered by investigators searching his home last summer for clues in the disappearance of Susan Powell.
But references to her were limited as were mentions of Steve Powell's son Josh killing himself and his two sons in February at a home in Graham.