Judge delays decision on Susan Cox Powell estate

Posted at 9:28 AM, Nov 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-06 11:28:51-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A judge is delaying a ruling over the estate of missing West Valley City mother Susan Cox Powell.

A court document Tuesday filed in 3rd District Court said the judge allowed her father, Chuck Cox, and his attorneys to take more time to file supplemental briefs.

The families of Susan Cox Powell and her late husband, Josh Powell, are feyding in court over the family’s assets — including a multi-million dollar insurance policy. The legal battles have stretched from courtrooms in Washington state to Utah.

Susan Cox Powell vanished in 2009 and has never been found. Her husband, Josh, was considered the West Valley City Police Department’s prime suspect in her disappearance and death. He killed himself and the couple’s children in 2012.

Meanwhile, Josh Powell’s father is attempting to fight a $1.8 million judgment awarded to victims of his voyeurism. The default judgment was handed down several months ago against Steven Powell. Court records show that Powell filed a motion to vacate the ruling earlier this week.

A writ of garnishment was filed Wednesday in Pierce County Superior Court in Tacoma.

Powell is serving prison time for voyeurism, accused of taking pictures of his neighbor girls.