A bill named after Charlie and Braden Powell goes before the Washington State Legislature on Friday to protect children from meeting an end like theirs.
After the still unsolved 2009 disappearance of his wife Susan Cox Powell, Josh Powell and his two sons moved into his father's home in Puyallup, Wa. He killed Charlie, 7, and Braden, 5, last February in a premeditated fire that also claimed his own life.
Senate Bill 5162, also known as the Braden and Charlie Powell Act, would bar child custody awards to suspects in active murder investigations. It goes before the Senate Law and Justice Committee in a public hearing.