Zoom meeting participants witness murder during online session

US Man Stabs Father to Death During Zoom Video Call as Attendees Watch Horror

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.

The police said they found Powers stabbed to death in his home, killed by his son.

Dwight Powers, 72, was participating in a Zoom meeting at his Amityville home when son, 32-year-old Thomas Scully-Powers, came into the frame and fatally stabbed him, police say. He said witnesses recounted watching Powers fall and hearing heavy breathing over the call.

Scully-Powers' lawyer, Jon Manley, said they were only able to speak for about five minutes before Friday's video arraignment and that it would be premature for him to comment on the case.

Chat members saw Powers slump over and his naked son in the background, authorities said. A number of them called 911. If convicted, Scully-Powers faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

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.

Scully-Powers was arrested about an hour later, having gotten only about 1 mile away from the home.

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.



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