FOREST HILLS, Queens (WABC) — The handyman accused of stabbing a girl to dying and stuffing her human body into a hockey bag plead guilty to manslaughter Wednesday morning.
Forty-4-12 months-outdated David Bonola appeared in Queens Legal court docket and pleaded responsible to to start with-degree manslaughter in the loss of life of 55-12 months-outdated Orsolya Gaal.
“This heinous killing devastated an entire loved ones, remaining two boys with no a mother, and horrified the bordering neighborhood,” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz explained. “I want to thank my prosecutors for their exhaustive efforts in securing this plea. In pleading responsible, the defendant has accepted duty and is being held completely accountable for his legal actions. We categorical our sincerest condolences to the victim’s spouse and children and hope that present day plea will enable them to start off to mend.”
Bonola and Orsolya Gaal had an off-and-on “personal affair” for two decades ahead of he stabbed her to dying, stuffed her human body in a duffel bag, and dragged it to a area beneath the Jackie Robinson Parkway, “leaving a bloody path through the streets of Forest Hills,” the NYPD claimed.
Bonola arrived in the United States 21 years back and was explained as a handyman who had carried out work at Gaal’s house starting two many years in the past.
He showed up at Gaal’s household late just one night in April to discuss to her about their marriage, in accordance to police. There have been no symptoms of pressured entry, and law enforcement say he was both let in or utilised a critical concealed inside of a barbecue.
At some point, Bonola and Gaal started arguing, and he pulled a knife and stabbed her “ruthlessly and brutally” over 55 times, Chief of Detectives James Essig said.
Gaal’s youngest son was upstairs unaware of what was going on at the time.
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Surveillance video clip showed Bonola rolling the duffel bag that contained Gaal’s human body down the road just ahead of daybreak.
He disposed of the body around Forest Park in Queens and fled by way of the park wherever investigators learned his jacket. Afterwards that 7 days, Bonola approached officers and voluntarily agreed to go to the 112 Precinct.
Bonola pleaded responsible Wednesday to 1st degree manslaughter in a plea deal with Queens prosecutors, who dropped the murder demand. Below the deal, he will be sentenced to 25 several years in prison.
Former prosecutor David Schwartz states preventing a trial can make sense.
“If you win at demo on a murder, you get 25 to everyday living,” Schwartz mentioned. “Or we could plead the case out to a manslaughter and it truly is 25 a long time, but the family can transfer on. And this takes place all the time.”
Gaal’s partner dismissed reporters outside his property Wednesday afternoon. The spouse and children is anticipated to make a statement in court docket when Bonola is sentenced in two weeks.
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