South Richmond Hill man sentenced in ‘brutal’ killing of Forest Hills mom


South Richmond Hill resident David Bonola on Nov. 16 was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the brutal killing of Forest Hills mom Orsolya Gaal last April, according to the Queens district attorney’s office.

Bonola, 44, previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the first degree on Nov. 2.

Bonola was also sentenced to receive five years’ supervision upon his release from prison. The sentence was handed down by Queens Supreme Court Judge Michael Aloise.

According to charges, Bonola arrived at Gaal’s home in Forest Hills at around 12:30 a.m. April 16. Investigators said the two had previously been having an on-and-off romantic affair for two years while he worked at her family’s Juno Street home before Gaal, 51, allegedly attempted to end it. It was during this encounter that they got into a verbal altercation before it escalated to Bonola slashing Gaal’s throat and stabbing her more than 50 times with a knife.