The former handyman who viciously stabbed his housewife Orsolya Gaal at their Queens home was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Wednesday.
David Bonola, 44, agreed to the hefty sentence earlier this month when he pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the April 16 brutal murder of Forest Hills’ married mother.
“The defendant stands before you today after accepting responsibility for this violent and senseless act of taking the life of Orsolya Gaal,” Assistant District Attorney John Kosinski told Queens Judge Michael Aloise in court on Wednesday.
“It has devastated her family, shocked the community and left two sons to live without their mother,” Kosinski said.
Gaal’s husband and children were not present in the courtroom for the sentencing, nor was Bonola’s family.
The former handyman stalked 51-year-old Gaal and followed her home from a local bar on the night of the murder – confronted her in the basement of her Queens home and stabbed her more than 50 times in a bloody rage.
He then stuffed her body into a hockey bag belonging to one of her sons and rolled her to a hiking trail near Union Turnpike, leaving a trail of blood.
Cops used the killer’s bloody boots to track him down.
Bonola, a Mexican man who is in the country illegally, told police he believes Gaal contracted HIV during their two-year affair.
The Post later revealed that Bonola, a married father of two, had a habit of leaving chilling love notes for baristas at a local Starbucks before the grisly crime.
“He was creepy, he followed people,” said Oliwia Pikulinski, who used to work at the coffeehouse chain. “That was known. Everyone knew he was a weird guy, especially at Starbucks on Austin Street.”
https://nypost.com/2022/11/16/handyman-david-bonola-hit-with-25-year-sentence-in-slaying-of-orsolya-gaal/ Craftsman David Bonola was sentenced to 25 years in the assassination of Orsolya Gaal