Tuesday, 02 June, 2020

AMITYVILLE HORROR: Son Kills Dad During Zoom Meeting

A father on a Zoom video chat with 20 others was fatally stabbed by his son police say Shutterstock illustration
Deanna Wagner | 23 May, 2020, 02:18

A Long Island man was stabbed to death by his adult son Thursday while on a Zoom video chat, police said, leading to 911 calls from people who watched the horror unfold on their screens.

The son fled out of a window after the attack but was apprehended almost an hour later in the area of Ketcham Avenue and Cedar Street, officials said. This seems to be the first incident where a person has been killed during a Zoom call.

Assistant District Attorney Laura Newcombe said that the arraignment that Scully-Powers stabbed his father in the chest, back and throat. Neither of them knew where Powers lived, so it took about 20 minutes to determine his residence.

"They all did the right thing", Suffolk County Police Det.

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It's unclear if any of the people on the video call actually saw the son stab Powers, Beyrer told Newsday. "They were all concerned about their friend. It was frightful that they had to witness this".

He was released from hospital on Friday morning and will be arraigned for murder charges in the second degree, police said. He was arrested about a mile away.

Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, his son, was arrested in the slaying. WABC reported that Scully-Powers answered the door, before slamming it closed and running upstairs. That prompted one of about 20 other people in the meeting to call 911.

In a statement, Suffolk County police said further information would be provided once the suspect, who sustained minor injuries, was treated and discharged from hospital.