NYC man pleads guilty to killing Queens mom who was found dismembered in duffel bag
11/02/2022 2:04 pm PDT
NEW YORK (TCD) -- A 44-year-old man pleaded guilty this week to killing a 51-year-old mom and leaving her dismembered body in a duffel bag.
On Wednesday, Nov. 2, the Queen’s District Attorney’s Office announced David Bonola pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter for the death of Orsolya Gaal. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison, plus five years of supervised release.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, on April 16, Bonola went to Gaal’s home and the two started arguing. He reportedly slashed her throat and then stabbed her more than 50 times. Afterward, he reportedly dismembered her, put her body in a duffel bag, and then left the bag on Metropolitan Avenue.
Surveillance footage reportedly showed Bonola leaving a "trail of blood from the bag to the crime scene."
The Queens District Attorney’s Office initially indicted Bonola on 13 counts, including second-degree murder, burglary, concealment of a human corpse, and more.
In the statement announcing Bonola’s plea, District Attorney Melinda Katz said, "This heinous killing devastated an entire family, left two boys without a mother, and horrified the surrounding community. I want to thank my prosecutors for their exhaustive efforts in securing this plea. In pleading guilty, the defendant has accepted responsibility and is being held fully accountable for his criminal actions."
She added, "We express our sincerest condolences to the victim’s family and hope that today’s plea will allow them to begin to heal."
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