Son of Senior East Tyrone, IRA volunteer, pleads guilty to the manslaughter of his girlfriend in New York.
Gary Mc Gurk (24) son of Aidan Mc Gurk has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Michelle Lee in Queens on April 27th, 2009. Gary Mc Gurk also pleaded guilty to tampering with physical evidence.
Gary Mc Gurk’s father, Aidan lived in Mullaghmatt/Kieran Doherty Park, Monaghan Town, during the 1980s and was a senior member of the East Tyrone Brigade of the Provisional IRA. In 1981 Aidan Mc Gurk was captured along with fellow IRA man James Mc Ginley, both men where waiting for a British Army patrol to pass in order to detonate an IRA landmine, however, the two IRA men fell asleep while waiting on the Brits and were captured by the Gardai. While living in Mullaghmatt, Aidan then 32 meet with then, 17 year old Caroline, and they began a relationship. From this relationship baby Gary was born in 1986. Aidan was regularly arrested and at one point faced extradition back to the north for his alleged involvement in a murder. Aidan Mc Gurk operated under the command of IRA Commander Jim Lynagh who was shot dead by the SAS in Loughgall in 1987. The other members of Mc Gurk’s gang in Monaghan were Laurence Mc Nally, Pete Ryan (both shot dead by the SAS in 1991), John ‘Dinger’ Bell, Colm Lynagh, Vincent Mac Anespie, Seamus Shannon, John Joe Coyle, Seamus Mc Elwain (shot dead by SAS 1986), Barry Kerr, all of whom operated under the supreme Command of Kevin Mc Kenna.
Gary Mc Gurk was studying to be a forensic investigator in Queens. He has now pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his girlfriend, whom police say was stabbed in the throat, beaten in the head, bound with cell phone charger cord and seared on the chest with a steam iron. The victim was found by her room mate, she was naked, tied to the bed with burn marks on her body. Gary Mc Gurk will be sentenced on the 16th of June and could face up to thirty years in jail.
Agreed - cant understand how the State accepted manslaughter
Gary Mc Gurk was born in the County Hospital in Monaghan Town and was raised in Monaghan Town until he was 10 years old and then his family moved to America.....
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