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Gramp: Boys Happy Before Fatal Visit

The maternal grandparents of Josh Powell's two sons say the boys were playing happily Sunday and didn't want to visit their father. Charles and Judy Cox tell KIRO-TV that the grandmother talked them into a supervised child custody visit with their father. When the boys arrived at Powell's Washington state home, their father barred a social worker from entering and then lit the house on fire. All three died. Charlie and Braden Powell shared a bedroom in the Cox's Puyallup (Pyoo-AL'-up) home since last fall, when they were removed from their father's custody. The Coxes are parents of Susan Powell, who has been missing since 2009. Josh Powell was a person of interest in her disappearance in Utah/Associated Press. More here. (AP photo: Fire investigators take measurements as they work their way through charred rubble at the home where Josh Powell and his two sons were killed Sunday, in Graham, Wash.)

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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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