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.....
by theirishobserver. 8 years ago
Monaghan Man to be sentenced to 25 Years in New York for Brutal KillingGary Mc Gurk, Son of Senior East Tyrone, Provisional IRA volunteer, Aidan Mc Gurk, who pleaded guilty to the first-degree-manslaughter of his ex-girlfriend Michele Lee, in Queens, New York on April 27th 2009, will be sentenced...
by Jack Lee 14 months ago
Was justice served in this case?
by Don W 6 years ago
Over the last few days you've seen lots of pictures of Muslims protesting about a film, burning and smashing things, and gruesome pictures of the U.S. ambassador's body in Libya. But I guarantee you won't see many pictures like those below in the mainstream media. These are Libyans protesting at...
by Elena 7 years ago
The difference between Murder and Man-Slaughter? (sorry it's a depressing Q)A man in UK set fire to his friends house because he wasn't allowed into his party. Two people died. The man was cleared of Murder but charged with Man-Slaughter...? To me, both words mean the same. Enlighten me...
by Beth Perry 5 years ago
Does killing someone by a "atomic wedgie" warrant a murder charge?33-year old Brad Lee Davis has been charged with murder, after allegedly killing a relative by giving him an atomic wedgie. According to officials, the two were arguing when Davis pulled the victim's underwear over his...
by Patricia Scott 3 years ago
Where are you on capital punishment?Karla Faye Tucker was put to death for a heinous murder Her story is told in a poignant, reflective film in which her life changes dramatically after imprisonment.And yet she was not spared. At her execution, the sheriff who was involved in the case said...
|HubPages Device ID|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Google Analytics|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel|
|Google Hosted Libraries|
|Google AdSense Host API|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels|
|Author Google Analytics|
|Amazon Tracking Pixel|