A Queens handyman who fatally stabbed his lover dozens of occasions after which stuffed her mutilated physique in her son’s hockey bag pleaded responsible Wednesday to manslaughter, prosecutors stated.
David Bonola, 44, pleaded responsible to at least one rely of first-degree manslaughter within the slaying of Orsolya Gaal, 51, whose dismembered physique was present in a sports activities duffle bag on the aspect of a street in Queens, New York, on April 16, in accordance with an announcement from Queens District Lawyer Melinda Katz.
Bonola was having an affair with the sufferer, in accordance with New York Metropolis police.
Queens Supreme Court docket Justice Michael Aloise stated he would sentence the defendant to 25 years in jail to be adopted by 5 years post-release supervision, the assertion stated.
His sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 16, prosecutors stated.
Bonola slashed Gaal’s throat and stabbed her greater than 50 occasions, officers stated.
“This heinous killing devastated a whole household, left two boys with out a mom, and horrified the encircling group,” Katz stated within the assertion. “In pleading responsible, the defendant has accepted duty and is being held totally accountable for his prison actions. We specific our sincerest condolences to the sufferer’s household and hope that immediately’s plea will enable them to start to heal.”
Bonola had labored at Gaal’s residence for 2 years as a handyman, police stated.
On April 16 about 12:30 a.m., Gaal had returned residence from a night out, prosecutors stated. Bonola entered her residence and the 2 argued earlier than he killed her, prosecutors stated.
Hours later, at about 4:15 a.m., Bonola was captured on a close-by residence’s safety video wheeling a hockey duffel bag belonging to one of many sufferer’s sons. The bag, containing Gaal’s physique, was discovered at about 8 a.m. on Metropolitan Avenue close to Union Turnpike close to Forest Park, prosecutors stated.
Bonola’s lawyer was not instantly reached Wednesday for remark.
Marlene Lenthang and Madelyn Urabe contributed.