Sources say that David Bonola, 44, did not appear to have a premeditated plan to murder Orsolya Gaal; he killed her after their conversation didn’t go as planned.
On Thursday Bonola was arrested and charged with murder, criminal tampering, and criminal possession of a weapon, per NYPD.
The Queens mom Orsolya Gaal was reportedly stabbed repeatedly, then stuffed into a hockey duffel bag, and then dragged it more than a half-mile. He shouted “f_ _ _ you” on Thursday while being led out of a New York City police precinct in handcuffs.
Bonola had worked for Gaal and her family over the past two years, the same length of time that police said he and the 51-year-old married mother began having an “intimate” relationship.
He allegedly confessed to parts of the gruesome crime and made further incriminating statements during interviews with NYPD investigators.
He was charged early Thursday morning with murder, criminal tampering, and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.
Gaal attended a show at Lincoln Center on Friday night and then rode the train to the Forest Hills neighborhood, where she stopped in a local watering hole around 11:20 p.m., police said.
She returned home around 12:20 a.m. Saturday. Police say she either let Bonola into the home or he used a spare key that was hidden in the barbeque about 10 to 20 minutes later, police said.
Gaal and Bonola then went down to the basement where they began arguing, police officials said. Bonola allegedly went to the home that evening “to speak about the relationship again.”
“A heated argument ensues between the two in the basement. A knife is brandished. A violent struggle ensues, resulting in our victim being stabbed ruthlessly and brutally in excess of 55 times, causing her demise,” NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig said.
Police said the murder weapon was then left behind at the crime scene.