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Prison ending for Susan Powell's father-in-law

Published April 25, 2013 9:59 pm

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Seattle • The father-in-law of a missing Utah woman is expected to be released from a Washington prison next month, less than a year after he was sentenced to 2½ years for recording images of two neighbor girls in their bathroom.

Washington state Corrections spokesman Chad Lewis told KING-TV on Wednesday that Steven Powell will be released May 23 from the Monroe Correctional Complex. He began his sentence June 19.

Lewis says most offenders can get time subtracted from their original sentence for good behavior and meeting other criteria.

West Valley City resident Susan Powell disappeared from her home in 2009. Her husband, Josh, was a focus of the investigation until he killed himself and the couple's two children in February 2012. Steven Powell was arrested after authorities investigating Susan Powell's disappearance searched his home.

The Associated Press