NYPD forensic investigator stabbed to death
Ex-lover charged with second-degree murder in 24-year-old's killing
ASSOCIATED PRESS / Sat., May 23, 2009
NEW YORK - Michelle Lee's career was solving crimes. Working as a forensic investigator for the New York Police Department, she was training to do the type of "CSI" work made famous on television.
But the 24-year-old became a victim of a crime herself, stabbed to death in her bed, her naked body found in a pool of blood. Using the same investigative techniques Lee was learning, authorities on Friday arrested her ex-lover Gary McGurk in the case, charging him with second-degree murder.McGurk pleaded not guilty and was being held without bail. His attorney, Joseph Corozzo said his client was innocent.
"This is a gruesome crime, but my client is not responsible for it," he said. "We look forward to seeing the purported evidence in this case."
Lee had recently moved out of her parent's home and was living in Sunnyside, Queens, a quaint neighborhood of working-class families. She started working for the NYPD last September and was training in forensic investigations at a police lab analyzing evidence like hair samples, drugs, gunshot residues and bodily fluids. She was going to specialize in narcotics.
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