5.9k Share this

An arrest has been after a New York mom was found stabbed 58 times, and police say the suspect has made a full confession.

David Bonola is the handyman investigators believed had a romantic tryst with Gaal. He was arrested Thursday and charged with murder, criminal tampering, and criminal possession of a weapon.

During a Thursday morning press conference, officials said Gaal was in an on-again, off-again relationship with Bonola for a few years but by April, the relationship had ended.

Chief James Essig said Bonola arrived at Gaal’s home between 12:30 a.m. and 12:40 a.m. on April 16, shortly after Gaal returned home from a neighborhood pub. An argument broke out, which continued in the basement. Police believe the suspect killed Gaal in her own residence before stuffing her in her son’s hockey bag and dragging her outside.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Gaal’s body was discovered inside a black Bauer hockey duffel bag dumped along a sidewalk on Metropolitan Avenue near Forest Park in Queens last week. Police followed a blood trail that led to her family’s home about a half-mile away.

An autopsy report read that Gaal had stab and puncture wounds on her left arm, torso, neck, carotid artery, and trachea. Sources said the victim also had knife wounds on her palms and fingers, while police said she had nearly 60 stab wounds.

At 4:30 a.m. on April 16, a security video captured a man rolling the bloody duffel bag down Juno Street, a police source told New York Daily News. Police identified the man as Bonola.

At the house, police questioned Gaal’s 13-year-old son and later released him. He reportedly told officers that he didn’t know where his mother was, but he had been in the home on the night in question. Gaal’s husband, Klein, and their 17-year-old son were traveling out of state visiting college campuses at the time of the killing.

Police said they believe the duffel bag came from inside the home and belonged to one of Gaal’s children.

Check back for updates.

For the latest true crime and justice news, subscribe to the ‘Crime Stories with Nancy Grace’ podcast.

[Featured image: Orsolya Gaal/Handout]

Source: This post first appeared on

5.9k Share this
You May Also Like

[Update] 9-year-old Girl Found Dead in Bedroom with Bite Marks and Head Trauma: Report – Crime Online

A 9-year-old girl New York girl was found dead Sunday with bite…

WATCH LIVE: Depp v. Heard Defamation Trial Resumes with Day 16

Autistic Toddler Found Dead in Lake Hours After She’s Reported Missing: Officials – Crime Online

On Monday, Indiana officials identified the 3-year-old girl who was found dead…

Buffalo Suspect Embraced Racist ‘Replacement’ Conspiracy Pushed By Tucker Carlson

Payton S. Gendron, who is white, repeatedly returned to the conspiracy in…

Jailed R. Kelly Strikes Up Friendship With Accused Brooklyn Subway Shooter: Sources – Crime Online

Jailed singer R Kelly is reportedly friends with a man charged with…

T’Kia Bevily Acquitted of Murdering Jurayah Smith

T’Kia Bevily with her attorneys after being acquitted of murdering 14-month-old stepdaughter…

Amber Heard’s ‘Credibility Is Taking a Beating’ on the Stand – Crime Online

Neither Amber Heard nor Johnny Depp are doing themselves any favors in…

3-year-old Dylan Ehler Missing From Grandma’s, Boots Found in Nearby Waterway – Crime Online

Three-year-old Dylan Ehler vanished from his grandmother’s backyard on May 6, 2020. …