Son Allegedly Beats, Stabs Father to Death during Zoom Chat in New York
A virtual meeting Thursday turned deadly after a man allegedly stabbed his father to death while on a Zoom chat.
72-year-old Dwight Powers was on a Zoom video chat with about twenty people around noon, when his son, Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, got into the room and began beating him.
At some point, Scully-Powers allegedly exited the room and came back with a knife, according to the police officials.
Several people who were in the chat called 911 as Scully-Powers allegedly stabbed Powers multiple times in his back, neck and torso with several different knives, causing his death.
Police said that Scully-Powers jumped out of the second-floor window and fled on foot. He was apprehended nearby at 12:57 p.m. and transported to a hospital with minor injuries.
Authorities confirmed evidence that Scully-Powers also tried to clean up the scene. He was charged with second-degree murder, and if convicted, he would face a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison.