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Handyman David Bonola sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of Orsolya Gaal

The former handyman who brutally stabbed his housewife lover Orsolya Gaal to death inside his Queens home was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Wednesday.

David Bonola, 44, accepted the heavy sentence earlier this month when he pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the brutal April 16 murder of Forest Hills’ married mother.

“The defendant stands before you today after taking responsibility for this violent and senseless act of taking the life of Orsolya Gaal,” Assistant District Attorney John Kosinski told Queens Judge Michael Aloise on Wednesday. before the tribunal.

“It devastated their family, shocked the community and left two sons to move forward in life without their mother,” Kosinski said.

Gaal’s husband and their children were not present in the courtroom for the sentencing, nor was Bonola’s family.

The former handyman stalked Gaal, 51, and followed her home from a local bar the night of the murder – confronting her in the basement of her Queens home and stabbing her more than 50 times in a fit of bloody rage.

Handyman David Bonola has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of Queens mother Orsolya Gaal.
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Bonola pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in Gaal's murder earlier this month.

Bonola pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in Gaal’s murder earlier this month.


David Bonola has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of Orsolya Gaal.

David Bonola has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of Orsolya Gaal.


David Bonola, 44, is led out of 112 Precinct by NYPD detectives after being arrested for allegedly killing Queens mother Orsolya Gaal.

Suspect David Bonola allegedly stabbed Orsolya Gaal more than 50 times.


He then stuffed his body into a hockey bag belonging to one of his sons and took him on a hiking trail near Union Turnpike, leaving a trail of blood behind him.

The cops used the killer’s bloody boots to help find him.

“He’s getting the maximum sentence for manslaughter and so in that regard it’s a fair outcome,” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz told The Post outside the courthouse.

“It was a good deal against him,” Katz said. “We had the evidence that supported the conclusion that it was murder, and so at the end of the day he pleaded to the count of manslaughter and he was convicted of that. charge.”

Bonola, a Mexican national who is in the country illegally, told cops he believed Gaal infected him with HIV during their two-year affair.

Bonola in court during his sentencing on November 16, 2022.
Bonola in court during his sentencing on November 16, 2022.
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Orsolya Gaal, 51 years old.
Orsolya Gaal, 51, was stabbed more than 50 times at her Forest Hills home on April 16.
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David Bonola, 44 years old.
Handyman David Bonola has been charged with murder in the brutal murder of Orsolya Gaal.
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The Post later revealed that Bonola, a married father of two, used to leave chilling love notes for baristas at a local Starbucks before the grisly crime.

“He was scary, he was stalking people,” said Oliwia Pikulinski, who previously worked at the cafe chain. “It was known. Everyone knew he was a weird guy, especially at the Starbucks on Austin Street.

Orsolya Gaal was killed in her home in Queens.
Orsolya Gaal, 51, was stabbed more than 50 times at her Forest Hills home on April 16.
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