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Bovio pleads guilty to manslaughter of step son in Seneca Falls

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A Seneca Falls man has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of a 3-year-old that happened in May 2018.

Prosecutors told the Finger Lakes Times that Donald Bovio pleaded guilty to the Class B violent felony, which is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.


Bovio was accused and convicted of the 2018 death of Panagiotis Stephanides-Vacchino in 2019. However, an appeals court vacated the second-degree murder conviction.

The most-recent conviction, which meets all legal requirements necessary to hold up, is expected to have a sentence of 18-25 years.

The incident took place at Hunter’s Run apartments on Peterman Road.