A man murdered his father in Long Island while on a Zoom video call.
A Long Island man is under arrest, after allegedly murdering his father during a Zoom call with over 20 people.
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“They just noticed him fall off the screen and then they heard heavy breathing,” Suffolk County police detective, Lt. Kevin Beyrer, said, according to the New York Times. “It was horrible that they had to witness this.”
Thomas Scully-Powers, the 32-year-old son of Dwight Powers, interrupted his father’s Zoom call and began beating on him in view of the camera. He then exited the room and returned holding a knife. Witnesses on the call phoned 911 as the elder Powers was pulled off off-screen by his son.
When police arrived on the scene, the son lept out of a second-floor window and fled to a nearby deli. There, he attempted to clean himself of his father’s blood using bottles of Dr. Pepper. He was soon found by police.
Suffolk County District Attorney, Timothy D. Sini released a statement commenting on the unsettling case of patricide.
“This is a shocking and disturbing case,” Sini said in a statement. “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.”