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Man gets 25 years for stabbing Queen Mother Orsolya Gaal

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A man was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Wednesday for stabbing to death a mother of two in New York City and dumping her body in one of her son’s hockey bags.

David Bonola, 44, pleaded guilty to manslaughter earlier this month for the April 2022 murder of 51-year-old Orsolya Gaal, whose body was discovered in a duffle bag in Queens.

David Bonola was taken from the NYPD 112th Precinct station in Queens, April 21, 2022.

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“This was a brutal murder and no amount of jail time can return the victim to her loved ones,” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said in a statement. “However, today’s sentencing provides a degree of justice and I hope the victim’s family can rest easy knowing that the person responsible has been held fully accountable.”

According to the allegations, Bonola arrived at around 12:30 a.m. on April 16 at the home that Gaal shared with her husband and two sons.

PHOTO: Police at the scene where a duffel bag containing the body of Orsolya Gaal was found in New York's Kew Gardens, Queens, April 16, 2022.

Police at the scene where a duffel bag containing the body of Orsolya Gaal was found in New York’s Kew Gardens, Queens, April 16, 2022.

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Bonola and the victim, who knew each other, began to argue, and as the fight escalated, Bonola slit Gaal’s throat and stabbed her more than 50 times, according to the allegations.

According to the allegations, Bonola was captured on the security video of a nearby home around 4:15 am spinning a hockey bag belonging to one of Gaal’s sons. The bag, which contained Gaal’s body, was found around 8am