Bumbolo to Reporters: ‘They Won’t Let Me Call Nobody’ [VIDEO]
The man being held for allegedly murdering three members of his family was aware of the media present during his court appearance in Oneida County today.
During today's appearance the demeanor of Paul Bumbolo, charged in the deaths of Michelle Bumbolo, Michael Bumbolo, and Cindy Golden in their Whitesboro Street home in Utica, differed greatly from that displayed during his last appearance in front of Judge Dwyer.
At one point during the reading of the doctors' findings, and subsequent acceptance of those findings by prosecutors and Bumbolo's attorney, Luke Nebush, the defendant turned to glance at reporters gathered in the back of the courtroom.
At the conclusion of the proceedings he said, addressing reporters, "They won't let me call nobody," as he was led from the courtroom in handcuffs and chains.
They won’t let me call nobody
This is in stark contrast with an appearance earlier in February and in January when it did not seem as though Bumbolo was fully aware of his surroundings.
Bumbolo was arrested in Yorkville on January 7, 2015 after allegedly being found naked in the street. The murder victims were discovered earlier in the evening by Utica Police.
Of the crime scene Chief Mark Williams was quoted at the time as saying that it was the worst he had seen in 27 years.
In an interview with WIBX some of the family members say that they do not agree with the latest findings of medical professionals who said that Bumbolo was not fit to stand trial. [Note that some of the interview material, particularly the comments made by Bumbolo's grandmother, Rosanne Cowley, about the manner of death are of a sensitive nature and may not be suitable for all.]
You don’t just kill three people…cut his sister’s head off and not know what you’re doing.
Rosanne Cowley, identifying herself as the grandmother of both suspect Paul Bumbolo and victim Cindy Golden, says, "Don't give me that crap that he (doesn't) remember. You just don't [unclear] kill three people, cut his sister's head off and not know what you're doing. Ok? I think it's just an act. I'm not a psychiatrist; I'm not a doctor. I understand that, but they don't know Paul like we do. And I think he needs to be accountable. And sitting in a psychiatric center with three square meals a day in a bed...That (doesn't) cut it with me. It may cut it with the other family members but it doesn't cut it with me."
In a year Bumbolo will be re-evaluated by doctors to determine whether he is then fit to stand trial. That time, Rosanne says, may help. "A year is a long time... not to forgive him, but to go on with your life."
Why can’t we get closure now? Family Member 'Marsha'
Rosanne's daughter, Marsha, disagrees. She says there is no closure, and things will be more difficult in a year. "In a year, if he goes to trial, we're (going to) have these feelings all over again...Why can't we get closure now? It's going to be even harder next year...I have a 14-year old son who was close to his aunt...he broke down, and he cries at least twice, three times a week..."
Exclusive video from our interview is below:
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