- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) - A judge has ordered a psychiatric exam for a 21-year-old Utica man accused of killing three relatives at their home before running naked into the streets.

Utica police say Paul Bumbolo faces three counts of second-degree murder. His relatives were found dead just after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Utica Police Lt. Steve Hauck says Thursday that the names of the victims and manner of death are being withheld for now.

The Observer-Dispatch of Utica (https://bit.ly/1Ax7aA0 ) reported that Bumbolo was wobbly and barely coherent during a court appearance Thursday.

His public defender, Luke Nebush, said he believes Bumbolo has a long history of mental illness.

A judge ordered a psychiatric examination to determine if Bumbolo is competent to stand trial. Bumbolo, also known as Paul Bumbalo, will return to court Feb. 9.


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