A man has been charged with second-degree murder following the stabbing death of his father in an apartment in Amityville, according to local sources. New York police in Suffolk County arrested the 32-year-old man, who could face serious jail time if he is found guilty. Police say their investigation is continuing, and no trial date has been set at this time. It is also unknown if the man has criminal defense representation.
According to the preliminary investigation, it appears the man’s father, 72, was engaged in a video chat on Zoom around noon on May 21 when the incident occurred. For reasons that have not been made clear, the 32-year-old reportedly approached his father from behind and stabbed him. Several people on the Zoom call reportedly witnessed the attack and called 911. The younger man is said to have fled the scene.
Police say they caught up with him about a mile from the crime scene. He was taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries, allegedly due to jumping out a window. It is unclear whether his father died at the scene or later in a hospital.
Of course, murder is a very serious crime, and the accused man is potentially facing severe consequences. This is why it is so important to the American justice system that he is granted his “day in court” to be represented by an experienced criminal defense attorney against the charges filed against him. It is the burden of New York prosecutors to prove every element of the crime with which he has been charged, in court and beyond a reasonable doubt.