NY man kills father during Zoom conference call

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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.

A man in Amityville, New York stabbed his father to death while the father was on a Zoom conference with about 20 people on Thursday at noon, authorities say.

Dwight Powers was on the video call when his son, Thomas Scully-Powers, stabbed him at about 12:04 p.m.in Amityville, police said.

"People thought he might have been attacked", a police spokesperson told the publication. One witness, who was not identified, calls what they saw freakish.

He was charged with 2nd-degree murder and was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries he sustained while jumping out of a window, police said.

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The apartment complex on Dixon Avenue in Amityville

A NY suburb was in shock Friday over a gruesome murder that saw a 32-year-old man stab and kill his father, who was attending a Zoom conference that included about 20 participants. That prompted one of about 20 other people in the meeting to call 911.

Scully-Powers was hospitalized, according to the statement. WABC reported that Scully-Powers answered the door, before slamming it closed and running upstairs.

The police spokesman said Scully-Powers was found and arrested in less than an hour.

"He kept breathing, so I had to keep stabbing him", Scully-Powers told police, a prosecutor said at his arraignment Friday, according to Newsday.

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