A 72-year-old man from Long Island, New York is said to have been stabbed to death by his own son during a video conference. According to a media report, up to 20 people could have seen the crime.
In Amityville, Long Island, New York, a 72-year-old man was stabbed to death by his own son during a video conference on the Zoom program. This is reported among other things by the television stations CNN and CBS New York. According to CNN, the father was in the video conference around midday when his 32-year-old son stabbed him in an apartment. The alleged perpetrator then fled and was arrested about an hour later.
Son charged with murder
Several participants in the conference saw the crime and called 911. According to CBS new York approximately 20 people who attended the conference could have witnessed the crime on the computer screen. A man said to the broadcaster, “A bald, naked man went into this room, tore sheets off the bed, put them on the floor as if he were covering something up, and then covered the camera so no one could see him.” The zoom meeting was a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous.
A police officer told the broadcaster that during the meeting it was noticed that one of the participants was no longer visible on the screen. The police took ten to 15 minutes to find out the name and address of the 72-year-old. Upon arrival at the apartment, one person would have opened the door first, but then fled the window.
The 32-year-old son was found and arrested around a mile from the apartment, according to a media report. He was taken to hospital for minor injuries. The son is now charged with second degree murder. The background to the fact is unclear. Many meetings are not possible in the corona crisis, which is why many people make use of video telephony, for example via the Zoom program.