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February 10, 2012 The woman who watched in horror last Sunday as a Washington state man blew up the house that his two young sons had gone into moments before says he had never before seemed dangerous. But Josh Powell turned out to be "really, really evil."
Little was left after the fire.
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February 8, 2012 Recordings of an increasingly frantic social worker's 911 calls to police on Sunday are adding more detail to the horrible events leading up to a Washington state man's apparent decision to kill himself and his two young sons.
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Toys and flowers have been left outside the Puyallup, Wash., home of Chuck and Judy Cox, the grandparents of Charlie and Braden Powell.
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February 7, 2012 Authorities now say it appears that before Charlie and Braden Powell died in a fire ignited by their father, they were struck with a hatchet. The horrific crime has gotten national attention.
Investigators work around the smoldering remains of the house near Graham, Wash., on Sunday (Feb. 5, 2012).
February 6, 2012 "I'm sorry, goodbye," Josh Powell wrote in an email to his attorney just before he apparently ignited an explosive fire Sunday in Graham, Wash., that took not just his life but those of his 5- and 7-year-old sons.
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