Gary McGurk (left) after his arrest last month.

Accused Irish killer Gary McGurk claims innocence


Gary McGurk (left) after his arrest last month.

He said it was his mother who hired a lawyer, not him. “You are Irish, you know, if you have trouble, the family is there for you. I can’t help what my mother does,” he said.

McGurk told police this whole ordeal has been very difficult on him.

“I can’t process this. I hold it all together. I have been in religion and out of religion. I studied for the priesthood. I have a conscious. If I had something to get out my chest I would,” he added.

McGurk said the police were picking on only a few facts.

“I spoke to you freely and then you use truth I tell you against me. That's why people lie,” McGurk told police.

“You concentrate on three of four lines of what I said to you, instead of everything I said to you. You read it. You know what's there. You just don't care. You give me that psychobabble and try to be my friend. I didn't tell you everything all at once because I had to build trust with you.”

Police said Lee's nude body was found inside her bedroom on April 27. She had been stabbed in the throat and head, bound with a cell phone charger cord and seared on the chest with a steam iron.

McGurk, who is being held without bail, pleaded not guilty and will return to court on July 20. If found guilty he faces life in prison