The Utica man accused of killing three of his family members in their Whitesboro Street home in January has entered a plea in Oneida County Court.

Paul Bumbolo pleaded not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect.

The District Attorney's Office has accepted the plea.

Bumbolo will be sent to a secure psychiatric facility to be periodically re-evaluated on a regular basis.

Bumbolo was charged with one count of first-degree murder and three counts of second-degree murder in the stabbing deaths of his adoptive mother, uncle and step sister.

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