Irish 'CSI' killer gets 37 years for murdering New York girlfriend
Murderer will be deported to Ireland if he becomes eligible for parole
In his statement to police, McGurk said he met Lee at the John Jay gym in 2004, and they dated briefly before becoming "friends with benefits," he said.
"It got to the point that when she wasn't giving me the money back, I told her, 'You know I do have cancer and I need my money back,'" McGurk said in his statement.
McGurk said he last saw Lee around 2 a.m. on April 26, when she met him outside her apartment to explain she could not pay him back and they parted amicably, according to his statement. "I got to her apartment door and she said she had company and said good night and walked off," he told police in a statement on April 28.
McGurk maintained his innocence. "If I did it, I would deserve to be put away," he said.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told IrishCentral.com of Lee, "She was a very talented young woman. She was murdered in a very brutal way." McGurk was suspected because he had "inconsistencies in his story," Kelly said, noting there was also forensic evidence implicating him.
McGurk's academic specialty at John Jay focused on psychology and legal issues. Forensic psychologists often evaluate individuals to determine whether they are competent to stand trial, and their potential for future dangerous behavior.
Chillingly, the department website lists two academic events that McGurk could have attended during the course of his studies: "Understanding and Preventing the Murder of Women in Intimate Relationships" and "The Interrogation and Torture Controversy."
McGurk's page on MySpace.com shows the accused killer said his mood was "blissful" the last time he logged into the social network which occured after the girl was murdered.
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