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Son, 32, ‘stabs his father, 77, to death while he was in a Zoom AA meeting with 20 other men’

Son, 32, ‘stabs his father, 72, to death while he was in a Zoom AA meeting with 20 other men’

  • Dwight Powers, 72, of Amityville, NY, was stabbed to death while on a Zoom chat set up for an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting with 20 other men Thursday
  • Powers was allegedly slain by his son Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, police say, who appears naked in the Zoom feed after the stabbing 
  • Police called to the home say the son answered the door, slammed it in their faces, and fled through a window before he was caught a short while later

A father on New York’s Long Island was stabbed to death by his adult son during a Zoom video chat with almost two dozen other men who were participating in the live stream. 

Dwight Powers, 72, of Amityville, NY, was home on a Zoom chat set up for an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting with 20 other men Thursday when he was stabbed to death, allegedly by his son Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, police say. 

Scully-Powers allegedly appears naked in the Zoom feed after the slaying as the participants scrambled to notify authorities.  

Dwight Powers, 72, of Amityville, NY, was on a Zoom chat set up for an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting with 20 other men Thursday when he was stabbed to death during the live stream Thursday, police say. He is pictured (right) from an image on Facebook

Powers was allegedly stabbed to death by his son Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, say police. Powers is pictured from an image posted on Facebook

Powers was allegedly stabbed to death by his son Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, say police. Powers is pictured from an image posted on Facebook

Police are seen responding to Powers' home after the fatal stabbing was reported Thursday

Police are seen responding to Powers’ home after the fatal stabbing was reported Thursday

Police who were called to the home say the son answered the door, slammed it in their faces, and fled through a window before he was caught a short while later, WABC reports.

Participants on the Zoom chat first noticed something had gone wrong when they saw Powers fall during the feed, cops say.

Moments later they allegedly saw his son appear naked in the feed.

One of the participants called for cops, but couldn’t provide an address for Powers. Others on the Zoom chat were able to figure out the victim’s name and location about 10 to 15 minutes later.

When cops arrived at the home, they say Scully-Powers answered the door, slammed it shut and made his escape through a window.

The suspect was caught about a mile away, say police.

When cops arrived at the home, they say Scully-Powers answered the door, slammed it shut and made his escape through a window. Investigators are pictured at the scene of the stabbing

When cops arrived at the home, they say Scully-Powers answered the door, slammed it shut and made his escape through a window. Investigators are pictured at the scene of the stabbing

Police (pictured) say they caught the suspect about a mile away

Police (pictured) say they caught the suspect about a mile away

Scully-Powers was taken to Suffolk County Police Headquarters.

He is expected to be charged later Thursday evening.

No additional details were released. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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