Son 'kills father' during Zoom video chat in NY state

Cheryl Sanders
May 23, 2020

Suffolk County police say people on the video chat became concerned after they noticed the man fall, and several of them called 911.

A Long Island man was stabbed to death by his son while he participated in a Zoom meeting, authorities said.

Police also declined to describe the nature of the Zoom call, citing privacy concerns. Lt. Kevin Beyrer, commanding officer of the homicide unit, told Newsday that the witnesses did not actually see the son stab Powers.

A report by Newsday said that there had been about 20 other people on the video call, which the police confirmed later Thursday night. That prompted one of about 20 other people in the meeting to call 911.

Scully-Powers jumped out of a window to avoid arrest, but was captured a short while later trying to wash himself off with Dr. Pepper stolen from a nearby deli, Newsday reported. Friday morning while being walked out of the precinct by cops, Scully-Powers told PIX11's Anthony Dilorenzo: "He's on drugs".

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 a mile away just before 1 p.m.

A 32-year-old NY man has been arrested and charged with murder after allegedly stabbing his father to death during a Zoom conference call, local officials say.

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

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