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New trial date set for Steven Powell

Posted: 7:13 PM, Mar 16, 2012
Updated: 2012-03-16 21:18:08-04
New trial date set for Steven Powell

TACOMA, Washington -- A new trial date has been scheduled for the father of Josh Powell.

Steven Powell appeared briefly in Pierce Co. Superior Court on Friday, where a judge scheduled an April 23 hearing on a motion to suppress evidence in the criminal case against him. The judge also scheduled a May 7 trial.

Steven Powell is facing voyeurism and child pornography-related charges. He's accused of taking photos and video of girls and women. Police claim that one of those he filmed without their knowledge is his daughter-in-law, missing West Valley City mother Susan Cox Powell.

She vanished in 2009 and has not been found. Powell's son, Josh Powell, killed himself and his children last month in an explosion and fire at a home he was renting.