White House call prompted investigation into death of H.R. McMaster's father

Pennsylvania's Attorney General is continuing his investigation into the death of H.R. McMaster Sr.

Kristen Johanson
June 08, 2018 - 9:30 pm
Former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania's Attorney General is continuing his investigation into the death of H.R. McMaster Sr., the father of President Trump's former National Security Advisor. One person has been charged in the case. Now, new details are emerging about what happened in the days following the 84-year-old's fatal fall at a nursing home in Roxborough.

A call from the White House, from H.R. McMaster Jr., led Philadelphia homicide detectives to look further into what happened to his father.

Employees from Cathedral Village in Roxborough, where McMaster Sr. lived, testified during a preliminary hearing that no one called 9-1-1, even though he was unresponsive.

In turn, the family had questions.

The medical examiner ruled McMaster's death an accident, and the District Attorney's Office kicked the investigation up to the state's Attorney General's office, a spokesman says, because they have a "more specialized staff" to handle such cases.

Christann Gainey, a licensed nurse, was charged with felony neglect and involuntary manslaughter.

The Attorney General's Office continues to dig into what happened.