Blast Kills Husband Of Missing Utah Woman, 2 Boys

Published February 5, 2012 10:54PM (EST)

GRAHAM, Wash. (AP) — A lawyer for Josh Powell says he received a three-word email from his client just minutes before Powell and his two boys died in a house explosion. It said, "I'm sorry, goodbye."

Attorney Jeffrey Bassett tells The Associated Press the email arrived at 12:05 p.m. Sunday, but he didn't see it until two hours later, when others informed him of the blast. He says he knew Josh was upset after being ordered to undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation recently, but he didn't see this coming.

Steve Downing, a lawyer for the boys' maternal grandparents, says they are beyond devastated. They always feared Josh would do something like this.

By Salon Staff

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