Dad killed during video chat in NY; son arrested

Nellie Chapman
May 23, 2020

A man was fatally stabbed in front of virtual onlookers as he participated in a Zoom conference call Thursday afternoon, police on Long Island, New York, said.

The murder happened when when the elder Powers was on a video conference with about 20 people at his home in Amityville, authorities said in a WABC-TV report.

Authorities said several people on the call called 911.

His 32-year-old son, Thomas Scully-Powers, then appeared, standing naked, witnesses told the police.

Police are investigating a killing that played out over a Zoom chat Thursday in NY.

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They also found evidence at the apartment, which Scully-Powers shared with his father, of apparent attempts to clean the scene, including a mop and bucket in the bathroom along with a blood-soaked bed sheet found in a garbage bag. "It was terrible that they had to witness this", he said.

Scully-Powers is due back in court on May 26, and until then is detained without bail.

Scully-Powers ran from the scene but was apprehended by police about a mile away.

A 32-year-old NY man was charged with second-degree murder Thursday, accused of fatally stabbing his father while the older man was participating in a Zoom call. A number of them called 911.

Scully-Powers was briefly hospitalized for minor injuries sustained from his leap out the window in Amityville, located approximately 40 miles (65 kilometers) east of Manhattan.

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