Judge won't allow publication of Susan Powell's journals

Judge won't allow publication of Susan Powell's journals

Judge won't allow publication of Susan Powell's journals

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by KING 5 News and Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on September 23, 2011 at 9:34 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 23 at 10:23 AM

SEATTLE -- A Pierce County judge has ruled in favor of Susan Powell's family and is not allowing her husband Josh Powell to publish her journals.

Attorneys for Josh Powell and Susan Powell's family appeared in court Friday to determine whether Josh and his father Steven can publish Susan's journals and diaries.

The attorney for Josh Powell argued publishing her journals gives Josh and his father a chance to defend themselves against accusations that Josh killed Susan.

The attorney for Susan's father and mother, Chuck and Judy Cox, argued that her journals from 15 years ago does not have bearing on current matters and called its release "outrageous." The attorney also argue it was an issue of free speech versus privacy.

In the end, the judge ruled to not allow the publication of Susan Powell's journals.

Meanwhile, the lawyer for Chuck Cox says he's filing a motion in court in Tacoma for Chuck Cox to take custody of Susan's two young children.
  
The children had been living with their father at the home of Josh's father, Steven, in Puyallup.
  
Steven Powell was arrested Thursday on charges of voyeurism and child pornography.
  
Utah police looking for evidence in Susan Powell's disappearance said they came across thousands of voyeuristic videos of children and women. The videos were found in Steven Powell's bedroom.

Steven Powell is scheduled to appear in court at 1:30 p.m. Friday.


 

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