- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) - A 22-year-old Utica man has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental defect to killing three of his family members earlier this year.

The Utica Observer-Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/1YGZg0e ) Paul Bumbolo entered the plea Tuesday. As part of it, he admitted to killing his 23-year-old sister, Cindy Golden; his aunt and adoptive mother, 63-year-old Michelle Bumbolo; and his uncle, 60-year-old Michael Bumbolo in January.

Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara says experts believe he’s dangerously mentally ill and will be confined for the rest of his life.

Authorities say he has a form of schizophrenia and grew increasingly paranoid in the months before he stabbed his relatives dozens of times.

Prosecutors say experts determined that his mental disorder prevented him from knowing the seriousness of the crime.


Information from: Observer-Dispatch, https://www.uticaod.com

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