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The Latest: Nurse to plead not guilty in McMaster's death

May 10, 2018 - 12:47 PM

PHILADELPHIA - The Latest on charges filed in the death of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser's father (all times local):

3:40 p.m.

A nurse intends to plead not guilty in the death of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser's father at a Philadelphia senior care facility, her lawyer says.

Thirty-year-old Christann Shyvin Gainey was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter, neglect and records tampering in H.R. McMaster Sr.'s death.

McMaster died April 13, about eight hours after falling and hitting his head at the Cathedral Village retirement community.

Gainey's attorney, Sharon Piper, says she will plead not guilty. The lawyer declined further comment, as did Gainey's employer, General Healthcare Resources of Plymouth Meeting.

McMaster's son, H.R. McMaster Jr., served as Trump's national security adviser from February 2017 until he resigned in March.

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2:30 p.m.

A family statement is thanking police and prosecutors for their hard work after charges were filed in the death of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser's father at a Philadelphia senior care facility.

Thirty-year-old Christann Shyvin Gainey was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter, neglect and records tampering in the death of H.R. McMaster Sr.

McMaster died April 13, about eight hours after falling and hitting his head at the Cathedral Village retirement community.

His daughter, Letitia McMaster, says her father was a tough and compassionate soldier and public servant.

She says the best way to honour his memory is for people to "help prevent others from suffering at the hands of those who lack compassion" and abandon "even the most basic standards of human decency."

The staffing agency where Gainey was employed had no comment Thursday. Phone numbers listed under Gainey's name rang unanswered Thursday.

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2:00 p.m.

A nurse has been charged in the death of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser's father at a Philadelphia senior care facility.

Thirty-year-old Christann Shyvin Gainey was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter, neglect and records tampering in the death of H.R. McMaster Sr.

McMaster died April 13, about eight hours after falling and hitting his head at the Cathedral Village retirement community.

The Pennsylvania attorney general's office says surveillance video showed that Gainey failed to conduct a series of neurological evaluations of McMaster as required. Prosecutors say she falsified documents to make it seem she had.

It wasn't immediately known if the contract employee had an attorney to comment on her behalf.

McMaster was an 84-year-old retired U.S. Army officer. His son served as Trump's national security adviser from February 2017 until March.

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