Nurse Charged in Death of Prominent Trump Official's Father

May 10, 2018May 10, 2018

A nurse from Pennsylvania is being charged in the death of H.R. McMaster's father, reported Fox News and Politico. McMaster was President Donald Trump’s national security adviser before he resigned in March 2018.

The nurse, Christann Shyvin Gainey, 30, was charged on Thursday, May 10, with involuntary manslaughter. They also charged her with neglect and falsifying documents to make it appear she had performed the required exams.

He died at a Philadelphia senior care facility last month after she neglected to perform the tests. H.R. McMaster Sr. died April 13 approximately eight hours after he fell and hit his head at the Cathedral Village retirement community.

Surveillance video proved Gainey's negligence, said the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office. She was supposed to perform a series of neurological evaluations of McMaster as required.

"Prosecutors say she falsified documents to make it appear she had," reported news agencies.

Gainey, who worked as a contract employee for the nursing home, was not available for comment, reported Politico. It's unknown is she has an attorney to comment on her behalf.

McMaster Sr. was an 84-year-old retired U.S. Army officer. The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s office said last month that McMaster died of “blunt impact head trauma.”

Facility officials told reporters that they are cooperating with the investigation. They also contacted the Health Department and launched an internal investigation.

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