Son 'kills father' during Zoom chat in NY state

A father on a Zoom video chat with 20 others was fatally stabbed by his son police say

The incident happened just after noon on Thursday when Dwight Powers, 72, was on a Zoom conference call from a residence in Amityville on Long Island, according to Suffolk County Police. "They were all concerned about their friend".

Officers later found Powers stabbed to death in his home, killed by his son, police say.

Witnesses recalled hearing Powers' heavy breathing over the call.

Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, allegedly confessed to police after the afternoon killing in Amityville on Thursday, it was revealed in court, Newsday reported.

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He was held within an hour after chat guests had called the police.

It's unclear if any of the people on the video call actually saw the son stab Powers, Beyrer told Newsday.

He was to be transported to a local hospital to receive treatment for the minor injuries that he sustained from jumping out of a window. The onlookers who dialed 911 failed to give the exact location of the crime resulting in a delayed response, New York Daily News reported, citing Suffolk County Police. That prompted one of about 20 other people in the meeting to call 911. If convicted, Scully-Powers faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

After his arrest, Scully-Powers told police he stabbed his father approximately 15 times in the back, neck and torso, switching knives because the blades were bending, according to prosecutors.

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