An ex-lover was charged with murdering a New York mom. She was stabbed repeatedly in her basement. Her body was found later in a duffelbag, authorities announced Thursday.
David Bonola, 44, was a handyman who’d done work at the Queens home of 51-year-old Orsolya Gaal and her family. Officials say Bonola not only confessed to murdering Gaal, but also said he’d had an “intimate affair”For two years, she has been with me.
Cops say the suspect went to Gaal’s home in Forest Hills while her husband was away on a college tour with their son. According to them, Bonola and victim got into an argument. “a heated argument”In the basement
“A knife is brandished, a violent struggle ensues, resulting in our victim being stabbed ruthlessly and brutally in excess of 55 times,”James Essig, chief detective of the NYPD, spoke at a press conference.
Bonola was allegedly pictured in surveillance images carrying the duffel bag that contained Gaal’s body on the night of her slaying, according to police.
The investigation into the slaying exposed Gaal’s alleged secret affair.
“They had been off and on, and they had broken up prior, but had reunited early in the month of April. Their relationship was considered at an end,”Julie Morrill, NYPD Deputy Chief, said.
Gaal’s final hours started with a night out with friends at Lincoln Center, where they caught a show last Friday. At 11:20, Gaal was seen alone in her neighborhood bar. She ordered a Moscow Muddle cocktail. She returned home at 12 :20 a.m. after she left the bar.
Cops say the Bonola went to Gaal’s house about 10 or 20 minutes later.
“He is either let in voluntarily, or he uses a key he has knowledge about, hidden in the barbecue,”Essig declared.
According to police, Bonola was treated in a hospital for injuries to his hands. He was allegedly pictured with what appears to be a bandage on one of his hands in surveillance photos.
Neighbors, who were left shocked by the murder of the quiet block, are expressing relief.
“I feel sad for the family. I’m very happy they caught the guy,” one resident said.
Gaal’s 13-year-old son was upstairs in the home when the murder took place.