The son of a Manhattan couple found stabbed inside their apartment Tuesday morning has been charged with murder, according to police.
Investigators say 71-year-old Darlington Powe was discovered with stab wounds to the face and chest on the eight floor of an apartment building located at 784 Columbus Avenue on the Upper West Side just before 6 a.m.
He was declared dead at the scene.
His 56-year-old wife, Alicia Powe, was stabbed in the chest and was taken to the hospital, where she remains in critical but stable condition.
Anthony Powe, 27, is charged with second-degree murder and assault in connection with the incident.
Sources tell NY1 that he suffers from psychological issues and has three prior arrests.
"Those that live in 784 are totally not surprised. Some of them think they know who the family is, and think police have been called multiple times," said one neighbor.
"You hear arguing happening in other apartments, but I certainly had no idea. This is terrible," said another neighbor.
"It's scary. I mean, it's horrible. It's domestic violence. You never want to hear about that," said a third neighbor.
Sources say bloody scissors were found at the scene and that police have responded to eight domestic incidents at the home since December 2004.