Murder of Orsolya Gaal: Suspect indicted for death in Queens, New York

David Bonola, 44, was taken into custody and charged with murder, the NYPD confirmed Thursday.

A suspect was charged Thursday with the brutal murder of New York mother Orsolya Gaal – multiple sources told The Post he was the handyman’s ex-lover.

David Bonola, 44, was taken into custody and charged with murder, criminal tampering and criminal possession of a weapon during the brutal stabbing over the weekend, the NYPD confirmed.

Multiple sources told The New York Post that Bonola was the handyman who was also believed to have been Mrs. Gaal’s lover — and that he made a full confession after his arrest.

He was arrested thanks to a pair of blood-soaked boots left at Mrs Gaal’s stately home after being stabbed nearly 60 times in the early hours of Saturday, sources said.

Bonola has no previous arrests, according to police.

Ms Gaal, 51, went to a show with friends Friday night and then hung out at a bar near her, seemingly as if expecting to meet someone who never showed up, sources said.

Once home, she was stabbed repeatedly and then put away in a black hockey bag, similar to one of her children’s.

Grainy video from a nearby doorbell camera shows a mysterious figure dragging the bloodied duffel bag away from Gaal’s home at around 4:30 am.

A local resident walking his dog found the remains about four hours later.

Police soon suspected the killer knew Ms Gaal because there were no signs of a break-in and because the violence suggested it was personal and fueled by anger directed specifically at her, sources said.

They focused on her handyman and understood that he was in a romantic relationship headed south, sources said.

Bonola confessed to striking after an altercation, police sources said.

This story was originally published by The New York Post and is reproduced here with permission.

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