Friday, May 21, 2010


Gary McGurk pleads guilty to brutally killing NYPD criminologist and ex-girlfriend Michelle Lee
BY Lisa L. Colangelo, Staff Writer
NY DAILY NEWS / Friday, May, 2010

A 24-year-old Queens man pleaded guilty Thursday to the brutal 2009 slaying of his ex-girlfriend, an NYPD criminologist.

Gary McGurk admitted to slamming Michelle Lee in the head with an hammer, stabbing her in the neck with a knife and burning her body with an iron.

He then posed her battered, naked body in an effort to throw off investigators.

"I positioned her on the bed," McGurk told Queens Supreme Court Judge Gregory Lasak. "I positioned a knife in her neck."

Investigators said McGurk, who bilked the 24-year-old Lee out of thousands of dollars by pretending he had cancer, may have become enraged when she decided to cut him off.

McGurk told cops he had an on-again, off-again sexual relationship with Lee since meeting her at the CUNY John Jay College gym in 2004, where he played soccer.

"Sweet girl. Friends first, herself last," McGurk said in a statement. "She told me that she made bad decisions. I told her that I was a bad decision, joking."

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