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KPerry: TMI On Powell Case

KPerry: (RE: Latest on Powell murder-suicide): When I saw the information on the “chopping injuries” in the news yesterday it made me wonder if we really needed that bit of information. It doesn’t change that they are dead. It doesn’t change that he had them in the house for a horror filled three minutes before the explosion. It just puts evil visions in our minds eyes. Sometimes I just wish we didn’t live in an age where every single gory detail has to hit the news so the newspapers and TV stations could get ratings. Those boys and their mother are in God’s arms. Peace be with them. (Courtesy photo: Chuck Cox sits with his grandsons, Charlie, left, and Braden, right, at the Coxes home in Pullayup, Wash.)

Question: Is it the media's responsibility to withhold information in a case like this that may be too graphic?

D.F. Oliveria
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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