A Long Island man suspected of stabbing his father to death when his father was chatting in Zoom almost beheaded him, a report said Friday.
Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, allegedly confessed to police after the afternoon murder in Amityville on Thursday, it was revealed in court, Newsday reports.
“He keeps breathing, so I have to keep stabbing him,” Scully-Powers told police, a prosecutor told his indictment Friday, according to Newsday.
His son used several knives in the attack and sliced his father’s neck to the bone from ear to ear, prosecutors said.
He also claimed he stabbed his father several times in the chest, then turned it and stabbed a knife into his back, according to the report.
The victim, 72-year-old Dwight Powers, was found dead in the house he shared with his son on Dixon Avenue after another participant in a video conference called 911, police said.
Scully-Powers jumped out of the window to avoid being caught, but was arrested moments later trying to wash himself with Dr. Pepper was stolen from a nearby store, Newsday reported.
He was ordered to be detained without bail and on charges for murder, the newspaper reported.