Should New York Stats have accepted Manslaughter in this case?

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (7 posts)
  1. theirishobserver. profile image62
    theirishobserver.posted 13 years ago

    Monaghan Man to be sentenced to 25 Years in New York for Brutal Killing

    Gary 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 to 25 years in jail on the 16th of June 2010 according to a family member. Gary Mc Gurk has also pleaded guilty to tampering with physical evidence as he tried to cover up his gruesome crime.
    It is believed that Gary McGurk told New York detectives that he was from Dungannon, County Tyrone, in Northern Ireland in order not to draw attention to his Father, Aidan Mc Gurk, who had been living illegally in New York for many years. However, Gary Mc Gurk has never lived in Northern Ireland; he was born in Monaghan Town and lived there until his parents took him to America in 1996.

    Gary Mc Gurk’s father, Aidan lived in Mullaghmatt/Kieran Doherty Park, Monaghan Town, in the Irish Republic, during the 1980/90s 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 were 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 British patrol to pass and were captured by the Gardai (Irish Police). They became known in republican circles as the sleeping bombers.

    While living in Mullaghmatt in Monaghan Town, Aidan then 32 meet with then, 17 year old Caroline, and they began a relationship. From this relationship Gary Mc Gurk was born in 1986. Gary attended the local primary school on the Clones Road in Monaghan Town, until he was 10 years old at which point his family moved to America. The reason the family moved to America was because Aidan was alleged to have been involved in the robbery of the local Cash and Carry on the North Road in Monaghan Town.

    Aidan was regularly arrested and at one point faced extradition back to the north from the Irish Republic 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 pleaded guilty to the first-degree-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 to 25 years on the 16th of June 2010, according to a family member, had he not pleaded guilty the sentence would have been longer and without parole.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image80
    Uninvited Writerposted 13 years ago

    I wouldn't call it manslaughter but at least he got 25 years in jail which many get for murder.

  3. theirishobserver. profile image62
    theirishobserver.posted 13 years ago

    He is to be sentneced tomorrow - 16th June 2010 - 25 years is what is being speculated by his family smile

  4. theirishobserver. profile image62
    theirishobserver.posted 13 years ago

    Gary Mc Gurk will be sentenced in New York today - let me know as soon as you hear anything - we are slow to get the news here - thanks smile

  5. leeberttea profile image56
    leebertteaposted 13 years ago

    He should get life, but for whatever reason he got a deal.

  6. profile image49
    JackMayhoffericposted 13 years ago

    So the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree? Is this the lesson to be learned here?

    Gary's father was a career criminal and Gary had homicidal tendencies. I'm assuming his father is now on the run since he's here illegally and he'd probably prefer not to be deported back to Ireland where he'll be jailed.

    The story itself is tragic. An innocent girl is murdered by the spawn of an illegal alien.

  7. profile image49
    JackMayhoffericposted 13 years ago

    Well, Gary got 37 years. He will rot in prison.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)