The knife was consistent with other knives Bonola was a handyman employed by the victim’s family and police say the two argued in her basement with her teenage son sleeping upstairs.Orsolya Gaal’s boyfriend David Bonola arrested in murder of NYC mother found stabbed to death
killing in New York City. David Bonola, 44, has been charged with murder, criminal tampering in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, police said Thursday morning.
The knife was consistent with other knives in the home and was recovered on the scene by police. Bonola allegedly then placed Gaal’s body in a hockey duffel bag belonging to her son. Video evidence shows him rolling the bag down the sidewalk in Queens, leaving a bloody trail in its wake.
The pair shared a two-year on-and-off affair before the fatal last meeting where Bonola appeared at her Forest Hills home in the early morning hours for a surprise visit that turned irreversibly dark in the woman’s basement.The unexpected suitor grabbed a knife and stabbed the helpless victim more than 55 times in a rage as her 13-year-old son slept upstairs, police said.
Early Saturday morning, police responded to a 911 call and found the body of Gaal in a duffel bag and a “blood trail” that led to her residence in Forest Park, Queens.They believe that after leaving Gaal’s house, Bonola fled through Forest Park. Police discovered a jacket they believe he was wearing during the crime. Other investigators also discovered boots, a t-shirt and bloody bandages at a secondary location. “A heated argument ensues between the two 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,” Chief of Detectives James Essig said.They also said bloody bandages were found during the investigation and that Bonola had received treatment for wounds to both hands at a local medical facility
Police say surveillance cameras captured Bonola using a hockey bag belonging to the victim’s son to cart her body through the streets of Forest Hills, before dumping it in a park half a mile away.