Orsolya Gaal: ‘Handyman lover’ suspect turned himself in and confessed to killing his mother in New York, police say

Orsolya Gaal: ‘Handyman lover’ suspect turned himself in and confessed to killing his mother in New York, police say

NYPD detectives say David Bonola, 44, turned himself in and confessed to the murder of Orsolya Gaal.

Mr Bonola, 44, was arrested at 12:51 a.m. Thursday morning and charged with murder, criminal tampering and criminal possession of a weapon, an NYPD spokesperson said. The Independent.

The couple had been in an intimate relationship for about two years, which ended some time before the murder, Lt. Timmy Thomson said at a Thursday morning news conference.

The NYPD said Mr. Bonola made incriminating statements and was satisfied no one else was involved in the crime.

Mr. Bonola had done odd jobs around the property, police said.

Mr Bonola showed up at her house late Friday night and the couple got into a heated argument, NYPD police said at the press conference.

Ms Gaal, 51, attended an event at Lincoln Center on Friday night before heading to the Station House bar in Forest Hills alone.

Bar staff said she ordered a Moscow Mule and stayed for about 45 minutes before leaving alone after midnight.

Sometime after returning home, she was attacked and stabbed 58 times in her Queens home, while her 13-year-old son was upstairs.

Police sources believe Ms Gaal was attacked on the first floor of the house before being taken to the basement.

Orsolya Gaal, 51, was murdered and locked in a sports bag


The killer then placed her body in a sports bag and was spotted in surveillance footage at 4.30am dragging her remains down a nearby street. His body was discovered in a nearby park early Saturday morning.

Police followed a trail of blood from the bag which took them about half a mile to Ms Gaal’s family home in an upscale Forest Hills community.

Ms Gaal’s husband Howard Klein and eldest son Jamie, 17, were out of state at the time of the murder. Her youngest son was questioned by the police before being released.

Law enforcement sources said they did not believe the murder was premeditated given how “botched” the crime scene was.

There was no sign of a break-in at the family home.

Detectives recovered a pair of blood-soaked boots from a bin outside the family home.

Mr Bonola moved from Mexico to the United States about 21 years ago, police said at a news conference on Thursday.

Police say Mr Bonola admitted to sending text messages from the victim’s mobile phone to Ms Gaal’s husband, claiming the murder was revenge, there had been a crime in the past.

Police believe the text messages are “completely fake”.

“We do not believe there was any danger to the family,” an NYPD spokeswoman said.

Police believe Ms Gaal’s body was placed in a sports bag and removed from the house so that it would not be discovered by the family.

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