Steven Powell Mug.jpg
Steven Powell
Last week Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist told Seattle Weekly he hoped the sentencing of Steven Powell on 14 counts of voyeurism would

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Steven Powell Not Quite Ready to Relinquish His '15 Minutes of Fame,' Files Appeal

Steven Powell Mug.jpg
Steven Powell
Last week Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist told Seattle Weekly he hoped the sentencing of Steven Powell on 14 counts of voyeurism would mark the end of Powell's stint in the spotlight.

"Now that he's been held accountable for the crimes he committed in Pierce County, I hope this ends Mr. Powell's 15 minutes of fame," Lindquist opined.

As it turns out, however, Powell's headline grabbing will stretch at least while longer, as the father of Josh Powell has officially appealed his two-and-a-half year sentence and will be taking at least one more swing in court in hopes of overturning his conviction.

Steven Powell was found guilty in mid-May of the voyeurism charges, stemming from his illegal videotaping of two neighbor girls in their bathroom from an upstairs bedroom of his home. He was sentenced for these crimes last Friday. The images that led to Powell's conviction were discovered by authorities serving a search warrant at his residence, looking for evidence of his daughter-in-law, Susan Powell.

According to reports, that search, which Powell's lawyers have contended was illegal, may well prove to be the basis for his appeal.

From a story on MyNorthwest.com by 97.3 KIRO FM's Chris Sullivan and the Associated Press:

Lawyer Mark Quigley says the defense team filed notice Friday in Superior Court.

Eventual grounds for appeal will be decided by an appellate lawyer. However, Quigley says he thinks the strongest argument concerns the legality of the search of Powell's home.

Not surprisingly, the always-quotable Lindquist isn't buying it.

More from MyNorthwest.com:

Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said Friday after sentencing he believes the case was handled properly.

"I think the judge went to great lengths to put aside the Josh Powell case, erring even on the side of excluding what might have been relevant evidence."

One way or the other, and surely to Lindquist's chagrin, it seems Steven Powell and his story will be sticking around a while longer.

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