Amityville and Suffolk County police investigate a fatal stabbing at a Dixon Avenue residence in Amityville on Thursday. Credit: Paul Mazza

The Amityville son charged with fatally stabbing his father — who was participating in a Zoom videoconference at the time — has confessed, saying he used several knives and blaming his father as the instigator, Suffolk prosecutors said Friday.

Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, who shared an apartment with his father, Dwight Powers, 72, told police that “his father wouldn’t die, he kept breathing, so I had to keep stabbing him,” the prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Laura Newcombe of the homicide bureau, said at the arraignment.

The son, who was charged with second-degree murder and remanded without bail, explained he resorted to using three knives during the noontime attack Thursday because they kept bending, Newcombe said. Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, of Amityville, was charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his father Thursday. He is to be arraigned Friday. Credit: News 12 Long Island Scully-Powers’ attorney, Jonathan Manley, entered a plea of not guilty at the arraignment.

Manley said Friday afternoon: “At this point, it would be premature for me to comment on the merits of the case. I haven’t had the opportunity to discuss anything with my client with regards to the facts of the case. And we haven’t been able to conduct our own independent investigation.”

He added, “I expect I will have a videoconference with him on Monday,” referring to Scully-Powers.

Newcombe provided other details of a ferocious assault. Scully-Powers, after stabbing […]

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