After being ruled against receiving custody of his two sons, a man intentionally blew up his home Sunday killing all three in Graham, Wash..
Josh Powell, husband of Susan Powell who disappeared two years ago in Utah, deliberately killed himself and his two sons when a social worker brought the boys over for a visit said Mike Baker and Gene Johnson of the Associated Press.
The social worker was blocked from entering the house by Powell, Graham Fire and Rescue Chief Gary Franz told The Associated Press. The social worker then called her authorities to report that she could smell gas and moments later the house exploded.
Last week Powell lost a custody bid for his sons, 7-year-old Charlie and 5-year-old Braden and the judge ordered that they remain with their grandparents said the New York Observer.
In a news brief, the Associated Press said Sgt. Ed Troyer, Pierce County sheriff's spokesman, said emails that Powell sent authorities seemed to confirm that Powell planned the deadly explosion. The Associated Press said Troyer didn't elaborate on the contents of the emails, but said they cause the police to believe the explosion "is intentional, this is planned...this is a double murder-suicide."