Long Island man accused of stabbing dad on Zoom call charged with murder


AMITYVILLE, Long Island (WABC) -- The Long Island man who is accused of fatally stabbing his father while the victim was in a Zoom video conference was arraigned on second-degree murder charges Friday.

Authorities say 32-year-old Thomas Scully-Powers repeatedly stabbed 72-year-old Dwight Powers, who was on a video chat with about 20 people at a residence on Dixon Avenue in Amityville.

Scully-Powers first entered the room and began beating him, officials say, then exited the room before returning with a knife. At that point, one of the other participants called 911.

Suffolk County police say Scully-Powers then stabbed Powers multiple times in his back, neck and torso with several different knives, causing his death.

"This is a shocking and disturbing case," District Attorney Tim Sini said. "By the defendant's own admissions, he brutally stabbed his own father repeatedly until he was certain he was dead. The investigation into this horrific murder is still ongoing, but rest assured we will obtain justice for the victim."

Upon arrival to the scene, officers said Scully-Powers allegedly jumped out of a window on the second story of the residence and fled on foot. He ran across Route 110 into a deli, where he allegedly took s... (Read more)

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