David Bonola aged 44 is an American Handyman who police have arrested following his involvement in the gruesome murder of Orsolya Gaal who was also stabbbed 58 times.
What Did David Bonola Do To Orsolya Gaal?
According to authorities, David Bonola, 44, of Queens, was arrested on charges of murder, criminal tampering, and criminal possession of a weapon in the slaying of Orsolya Gaal.
Bonola had been in “an intimate connection” with Gaal for two years, according to Chief of Detectives James Essig, who spoke during a press conference on Thursday. He stated that there are currently no other suspects in her death.
Orsolya Gaal Gaal, a 51-year-old mother of two, was discovered in a bag near Metropolitan Avenue and Jackie Robinson Parkway in Forest Hills shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday, according to the New York Police Department.
Bonola had been a handyman at Gaal’s house for two years, according to authorities.
“They had been on and off, and they had broken up in the past, but they had reconnected early in April.” Their relationship was thought to be over “According to one official, It’s unclear who broke up the couple.
A timeline of events leading up to Gaal’s death was released by police.
She went to a play at the Lincoln Center in Manhattan on Friday night, then rode the train back to Forest Hills, according to authorities. Gaal made a pit break at a neighborhood bar about 11:20 p.m. before returning home an hour later.
Between 12:30 and 12:40 a.m., Bonola arrived to the house. Essig claims he was either “allowed in voluntarily” or used a key he knew was hidden in a barbeque.
In the basement, the two fought and a knife was produced. According to Lt. Timothy Thompson of the NYPD’s Queens North homicide squad, they were having a “domestic type quarrel” over their personal relationship.
According to Essig, Gaal was stabbed “ruthlessly and brutally” in the basement.
According to police sources, she suffered 58 stab wounds to her neck, torso, arm, and hand. According to the reports, the hand wounds were most likely caused by attempts to fight off the intruder.
Bonola stuffed Gaal into her son’s hockey bag and was caught on security video footage rolling the bag down Forest Hills’ 75th Avenue, according to Essig.
Bonola is thought to have gone through Forest Park after disposing of her corpse, where authorities believe they found his jacket, according to Essig. At an unidentified location, detectives also discovered boots, a T-shirt, and bloody bandages.
Bonola was treated at a hospital on Saturday for cuts to his hands, according to officials.
According to NBC New York, Gaal’s husband and eldest son were out of town on a trip at the time. According to authorities, their 13-year-old son was at home and was not involved in the incident.
According to police, a trail of blood led them to her Juno Street home about a half-mile distant after they discovered her dead in the bag.
The house was searched and a knife suspected to have been used was discovered.
Bonola was discovered by police on Wednesday night while they were searching for further video evidence in the case. He came in freely for interrogation and “made incriminating statements,” according to Essig.
He had no prior arrests, according to officials.
Authorities stated that the inquiry is preliminary and ongoing.
A profile for David Bonola attempted to leave romantic remarks on Gaal’s Facebook page in May 2020, writing in Spanish, “the most beautiful woman” and adding she had the “look of love,” according to social media posts.
The Forest Hills Station House was where Gaal was last seen alive. Gabriel Veras, the pub’s manager, told NBC New York that she “had a Moscow mule and a bite to eat” and that “nothing odd” happened. She didn’t appear to be afraid, scared, or alarmed.”