Susan Powell's parents vie for insurance funds

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Updated: 7/09 7:55 am

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The parents of a Utah mom missing for nearly five years are in court with their attorneys vying to remain the sole beneficiaries of about $2 million in life insurance proceeds.

The money is set to flow into a trust created by Susan Powell and her husband Josh Powell this December when she is presumed legally dead — five years after her disappearance.

Charles Cox, designated as conservator of the trust, amended it to cut out Josh Powell's mother and sister.

The attorney for those two women, Joshua Lee, argues that the proceeds should be split evenly between the two families as originally set up.

Josh Powell is believed to have killed Susan Powell in Utah in 2009. He then moved to Washington state, where he killed himself and the couple's boys.


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