According to police sources, the handyman ex-lover of deceased Queens mom Orsolya Gaal was charged Thursday after confessing to the savage slaying — which was traced through the blood-soaked boots left at the crime site.
The NYPD said early Thursday that David Bonola, 44, was arrested and charged with murder, criminal tampering, and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the deadly weekend stabbing.
Several sources informed The Washington Post that Bonola was the handyman who was also Gaal’s lover — and that he promptly confessed.
According to law enforcement sources, he was apprehended thanks to a pair of blood-soaked boots that The Post exclusively disclosed Wednesday had been placed at the crime site, Gaal’s magnificent Forest Hills mansion.
According to the sources, he acknowledged to having an altercation before stabbing his one-time sweetheart approximately 60 times and hauling her body away in a large hockey bag.
According to police, Bonola, who is from Richmond Hill, has never been arrested before.
He previously used a Facebook account to remark on some of Gaal’s images, as well as send her public messages with “love” and “heart” emojis.
He added with one photo of her in May 2020, beside a blushing face emoji wrapped in hearts, “Es la mujer más hermosa” – Spanish for “She is the most beautiful woman.”
Gaal also added an emoji of Guatemala’s flag in her tweet, which came months after she said she loved “anything Guatemalan” and a year after she shared photographs from her own trip to the Central American country.
“Your eyes in love,” he added in Spanish to a snapshot of her posing with pals during a Zoom party in May.
He also added a heart and a simple “Hola” on a childhood photo of Gaal, which she placed sandwiched between two gushing tributes to her husband, complete with photos from their wedding day, in the same month.
The sparsely used account, which suggests he was a screenwriter, also donated a heart to a photo of Gaal in a field that she uploaded in October 2019. Every time he said something, his mother gave him a thumbs up.
On Thursday, neither appeared to be listed as friends on their accounts, including one under his name that was used more frequently.