Sully Erna and Gary Hoey questioned in Murder Case


Will you do me a Kindness
Jan 26, 2004
Austin TX
Grammy-nominated Godsmack frontman Sully Erna and a guitar hero pal partied with a Tyngsboro woman just days before she was allegedly slashed to death by her jealous husband, and both rockers have been questioned as part of the murder probe, the Herald has learned.
Erna, lead singer of the multi-platinum Bay State metal band, recently met Christine McGee and hung out with her and others on at least three occasions in the days leading up to her savage murder last week, according to Erna’s manager, Paul Geary.
“She was pretty enamored with the whole thing. She was at his house and couldn’t believe she was hanging around Sully,” Geary said. “She was kind of like star-struck.”

But Geary said Erna was not romantically involved with the 31-year-old McGee, and that the rocker met her through his musician pal Gary Hoey.
Hoey, a world-renowned guitar virtuoso with 13 albums under his belt, and Erna have both been questioned by police investigating the slaying, Geary and Hoey’s lawyer, Andrew LaCourse, said.
Neither man is a suspect in the case. A spokesman for Middlesex District Attorney Gerard Leone declined comment.
Prosecutors say Jeffrey McGee, a wannabe rock singer, slashed his estranged wife’s throat in front of their 3-year-old son in a Chelmsford apartment Nov. 20. McGee, 36, fled the scene with the toddler and intentionally drove into oncoming traffic, injuring himself and the boy, police say.
McGee, who is being held without bail on murder charges, had a turbulent history with his wife that included a 2003 domestic violence charge, court records show. He also filed for bankruptcy in 2005 after he racked up more than $48,000 in credit card debt and loans, according to filings.
His attorney, Thomas J. Ford, said he had no information on the couple’s relationship. Jeffrey McGee’s mother hung up on a reporter and Christine McGee’s family could not be reached.
According to Geary, Hoey brought McGee to a party at Erna’s New Hampshire house just days before the murder. Erna, 39, also met her at a club and a concert.
“He met her a couple of times but Sully didn’t have that kind (romantic) of a relationship with her,” he said.
Hoey, 47, grew up in Lowell and has toured with fellow guitar heroes Ted Nugent, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Peter Frampton. He’s also a music producer and once played the national anthem at a Red Sox [team stats] game.
Erna, a Lawrence native whose band has sold more than 12 million albums, released an autobiography this year that details his legal scrapes, failed relationships, drug use and meteoric rise to fame.
He was also involved in a terrifying three-car pile-up in Chelmsford in April in which his Hummer rear-ended a woman’s vehicle, leaving her seriously injured.
Geary said Erna was “freaked out” when he learned of the murder.
“Sully’s got his own life, his own girlfriend and his own career,” he said. “He doesn’t want anyone to believe he was involved in this thing.”