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Husband of NBC vice president killed their 7-year-old daughter after she filed for divorce

By Mason White 5:28 PM June 12, 2017
The couple and their daughter in happier times
The couple and their daughter in happier times
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) Police in New York, were called to a home by a nanny after she found a young girl unresponsive.

The nanny, Tonette Mahon, said that she received text messages from the girl’s father, 47-year-old Neil White, which made her uneasy.

She went to the home and found Neil with cuts to his wrist after he allegedly attempted to take his own life.

When Mahon questioned Neil about the whereabouts of his 7-year-old daughter Gabrielle, he said that she was resting in her bed.

The nanny went to the bed and found her unresponsive so she called police. Gabriella was pronounced dead.

Her cause of death was strangulation. Neil was arrested after he was treated at a hospital. He was charged with second-degree murder.

Neil and his estranged wife, Michelle Hord-White, who is the executive vice president at NBCUniversal Inc., were separated and lived in different homes, but they shared custody of their daughter.