The Utica man accused of killing three of his family members at their Whitesboro Street home in January was back in an Oneida County Courtroom today.

A hearing was held to determine whether statements Paul Bumbolo made to police will be admissible at his trial. Five police officers took the stand today, including three who encountered a naked, blood covered Bumbolo on Champlain Avenue in the early morning hours of January 7th.

UPD Investigator David Armstrong, who interviewed Bumbolo at St. Luke's Hospital following the alleged murders and later at the Utica Police Station, also testified.

Armstrong told the court that Bumbolo indicated he did not wish to continue speaking with him, but did so anyway without prompting,  He also said Bumbalo did not request an attorney at any point during their conversations.

Bumbolo is charged with first-degree murder and three with three counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of his uncle, aunt and sister.

Judge Michael Dwyer will make a ruling on June 29th whether the officers' testimony will be allowed.


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