New York man stabbed, killed during Zoom meeting; son charged with 2nd-degree murder

Man stabbed, killed during Zoom meeting; son charged with murder

AMITYVILLE, N. Y. — Authorities in New York have charged a Long Island man with second-degree murder after police say he stabbed and killed his father, who was participating in a live video chat when attacked.

Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, is accused of fatally stabbing Dwight Powers, 72, while the elder Powers took part in a Zoom video chat Thursday afternoon for an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, WLNY reported.

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Several people who claimed they witnessed the killing called 911 and reported the attack, Fox News reported.

“During the meeting, one of the participants was noticed to have fallen out of the screen,” Suffolk County Police Detective Lt. Kevin Beyrer told WLNY.

Once Dwight Powers’ identity was determined and passed along to police, officers responded to the residence.

“A person answered the door, slammed the door on them. By the time they were able to secure the back door, the back of the residence, he had jumped out a window and fled the scene,” Beyrer said.

The younger Powers was apprehended about one mile from the Amityville apartment complex where the murder occurred. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries suffered while jumping from the window.

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