Josh Powell killed his sons on February 5, 2012. The horrifying murders of two innocent children compounded the already tragic loss of their mother, Susan Cox Powell.
This episode of the Cold podcast tells the story of the day Josh Powell murdered Susan’s sons. On this page, we honor the memories of Susan, Charlie and Braden by sharing photos of them from happier times. Many of these photos have not previously been shared publicly.
“I don’t want Charlie and Braden to lose a married mother and father. But more importantly I know they should have HAPPY parents.”Susan Powell
“I love my boys, I live for them and I choose not to cheat or do drugs because I wouldn’t want to risk losing them.”Susan Powell
“I try so hard to at least about 10 times a day tell my children ‘I love you, you are my favorite!’”Susan Powell
“I cherish my boys but realize they’ll grow up and move on.”Susan Powell
“I love you Charlie and Braden and I’m sorry you’ve seen how wrong/messed up our marriage is. I would never leave you!”Susan Powell
A community finds comfort following the loss of Charlie and Braden Powell in Episode 14 of Cold: Killing Susan’s Sons.
Research, writing, hosting and production: Dave Cawley
Production assistance: Danielle Prager, Adam Mason
Additional voices: Kristen Sorensen (as Susan Powell), Eric Openshaw (as Josh Powell), Ken Fall (as Steve Powell)
Cold main score composition: Michael Bahnmiller
Cold main score mixing: Dan Blanck
Supplemental music: Dave Cawley
KSL executive producers: Sheryl Worsley, Keira Farrimond
Episode transcript: https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-1-transcript/killing-susans-sons-murder-suicide-full-transcript
KSL companion story: https://www.ksl.com/article/46489983/cold-devastating-fire-left-few-digital-clues