Handyman David Bonola arrested in case of murdered
David Bonola, a handyman, was arrested in the case of a slain Queens mother who was stabbed more than 55 times.
(WABC) — FOREST HILLS, Queens — In the horrible murder of a mother of two who was stabbed over 60 times and whose body was discovered in a duffel bag in Queens, police have made an arrest.
Orsolya Gaal and David Bonola had an on-again, off-again “intimate relationship” for two years until he stabbed her to death, placed her body in a duffel bag, and carried it beneath the Jackie Robinson Parkway, “creating a bloody trail through the streets of Forest Hills,” according to the NYPD.
Bonola, 44, is a handyman who started working at Gaal’s house two years ago. He is of Mexican descent and arrived in the United States 21 years ago.
Gaal returned to her Forest Hills house around 12:20 a.m. Saturday after a night out at Lincoln Center and a trip at a nearby pub. Bonola arrived approximately 10 minutes later, authorities say, to talk to her about their connection.
No evidence of forced entry were found, and investigators believe he was either let in or utilised a key hidden within a grill.
Bonola and Gaal got into an argument, and he pulled out a knife and stabbed her “ruthlessly and viciously” more than 55 times, according to Chief of Detectives James Essig.
We suspect that Mr. Bonola and our victim had an intimate relationship, and that this is the result of a domestic quarrel over their intimate relationship “Lt. Timothy Thompson of the NYPD’s Queens North Homicide Unit stated. “They began to discuss mundane home matters that seemed to arise between them.
Authorities say Bonola was shown on film wheeling the duffel bag containing Gaal’s body, which was thought to be her son’s hockey bag, around the streets of Forest Hills, creating a “bloody trail,” according to Essig.
Bonola is allegedly seen lugging the bag shortly before sunrise in a surveillance photograph that is thought to be key to the investigation.
Bonola ran via the park after disposing of the corpse, where detectives located his jacket, according to officials.
They further claimed that bloody bandages were discovered during the inquiry and that Bonola had had treatment at a nearby hospital for cuts to both hands.
Bonola contacted cops on Wednesday night when investigators were canvassing for footage and willingly consented to go to the 112 Precinct.
Essig claimed, “He made damning remarks.” “We’re not going to discuss what he said.”
Following the murder, authorities suspect Bonola sent a text message from her phone to Gaal’s husband, referencing a past crime and implying that the rest of the family was in danger.