Girl, daughter of NBC vice president, killed; dad arrested

Elias Hubbard
June 9, 2017

There was no indication of a struggle between father and daughter, whose body was lying in her bed when police arrived around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday. "She said (people at the local church) had a feeling something bad was going to happen". She went to check on the daughter and found her non-responsive, apparently dead, lying face down in bed.

Mahon said she never saw this tragedy happening and said Gabrielle "was beautiful". She saw that White had bloody cuts on his wrists.

According to their 2007 wedding announcement, Neil White was a freelance journalist and the two met in 1992, when he was her brother's resident adviser at the University of CT.

Noel Hord's daughter, Michelle Hord-White, an NBC executive, is Gabrielle's mother. The couple were living in separate residences and shared custody of their daughter. Her father was arrested and charged with murder the following day.

Neil White has been arraigned on a murder charge. It's also unclear if he chose to cut his wrists before or after choking his daughter to death. Mahon said the last time she saw her was Monday night at about 8.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she was unsure if the president read Comey's testimony after its release.

White reportedly emerged from a room bleeding and told Mahon the child was "in her room resting".

Michelle Hord-White echoed the babysitter's sentiment, saying in a statement that "no words could sum up all that Gabrielle meant to us but she was our light". And there's no logic or reason, ' Richardson said of White, who is a writer and political consultant.

The little girl, described as quiet and friendly, was in the second grade at the Ward School in New Rochelle.

The mother's family said Wednesday it's "broken and devastated" Gabrielle is gone.

Come Wednesday, White appeared in court wearing a blue hospital gown and bandages on both forearms. New Rochelle City Judge Anthony Carbone ordered him held and issued two orders of protection, for his wife and for another person.

New Rochelle police say the Westchester County Medical Examiner and District Attorney's offices are involved in the investigation.

His next court date is June 15, 2017.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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