Voyeurism case against father-in-law goes to jury
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A jury has begun considering the voyeurism case against the father-in-law of a missing Utah mom.
A prosecutor said during closing arguments Tuesday that Steve Powell took photos from his bedroom window of young neighbor girls as they bathed and used the toilet.
A defense attorney used his closing statement to say there were too many uncertainties to convict. He questioned whether it was Powell who captured the images, noting others lived in the home.
Steve Powell is the father-in-law of Susan Powell, a Utah mother who disappeared in 2009. Authorities say her husband, Josh, killed himself and the couple's two young children in a house fire earlier this year. References to those cases were limited, however.