Powell family hopes videos change minds about Steven Powell

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by DREW MIKKELSEN / KING 5 News

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Posted on May 15, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 15 at 10:14 PM

As her father’s fate sits in the hands of jurors, Alina Powell wants the public to see the kind of relationship Steven Powell had with his family.

On Tuesday Alina Powell put a number of home videos shot between 2007 and 2009 on a website: sites.google.com/site/westvalleymalfeasance/.

The clips show Steven Powell playing with his grandsons, Charlie and Braden Powell, and sightseeing with his son Josh and his daughter-in-law Susan.

[Related Story: Jurors handed Steven Powell voyeurism case.]

The website also includes audio clips said to be Steven and Susan singing together. "Susan's voice can be heard singing along with Steve in these songs," the website says. The songs are described as love songs written by Steven Powell.

Alina said she wants the public to see how Susan Powell was comfortable with her children spending time with their grandfather.

Susan Powell’s family has said they, and Susan, always had reservations about Steven. Alina Powell said the videos show otherwise.

Steven Powell is on trial for 14 counts of voyeurism based on evidence collected last year during a search of Powell's home.

Susan Powell disappeared from her Utah home in December 2009. While Josh Powell was never charged with a crime or named as a suspect, police focused their investigation on his and his father's actions in the days after Susan disappeared.

In February, Josh killed himself and his two sons -- days after a family court refused to grant Josh full custody of the boys. The sons were placed in the custody of Susan's parents -- Bill and Judy Cox -- after police discovered evidence of voyeurism and alleged child pornography in Steven Powell's home, where Josh was living with the boys.

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