Orsolya Gaal Handyman lover arrested
NYPD investigators have charged a 44-year-old Queensman with the murder of Ursulia Gall.
A New York Police spokesperson said David Bonola, 44, was arrested at 12.51 a.m. Thursday and charged with premeditated murder, criminal tampering, and possession of a weapon.
Handyman Who Had Prior Relationship with Victim Charged with Murdering Mom
It is not clear whether Bonola has applied for or hired a lawyer.
NYPD sources told People that Bonola was the handyman the police wanted to talk to in the days after Gale’s death.
Sources say that Bonola and Gaal had a romantic relationship at one point, and it is possible that he knew where the family stored a spare key to their Forest Hills residence.
The NYPD is expected to release more details at a press conference at 11:30 AM.
Law enforcement sources said Mr Bonola was a handyman who lived near Ms Galle in Queens and did “odd jobs” on the property.
The horrific crime came to light on Saturday, just after 8 a.m., when a man walking his dog found a “suspicious” duffel bag of blood on the grass near a sidewalk in Forest Park, at the corner of Metropolitan Avenue.
and Jackie Robinson Parkway. , in Queens, the New York City Police Department said in a statement.
Inside the bag, police officers found the body of a woman later known as Gal, 51.
Sources said the two men were romantically involved, describing the brutal murder as a “crime of passion.”
Sources said Bonola came to her home late on Friday evening and the two got into an argument.
Surveillance footage shows a person dragging a duffel bag along the street hours before the body was found.
Gal’s husband and one of her sons were away for the weekend.
Gale’s younger son was at home, but investigators do not believe he was involved in the murder, sources said.