Defendant: Neil White (DOB 09/02/69)

July 3, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Neil White of New Rochelle was found guilty of Murder in the Second Degree following a jury trial. Westchester County Court Judge George Fufidio presided.

The jury returned its verdict in five hours Wednesday (July 3) and found White responsible for smothering his sevent-year-old daughter, Gabrielle White, in their New Rochelle home in 2017.

DA Scarpino said, “Once again, our hearts go out to the family of Gabrielle White, who will always mourn the loss of this little girl. The murder of a child is never easy. There are no winners here. But, in this case against Neil White, the jury saw justice for seven-year-old Gabrielle and the family who loved her. Even so, their lives will never be the same.”

On June 6, 2017, at approximately 3:05 p.m., the family’s nanny arrived at the Arbor Glen home in New Rochelle where both the child victim, Gabrielle, and her father, Neil White, resided. The nanny went to the third floor of the home and called out to both of them.

The defendant, who was bleeding from both his wrists from self-inflicted knife cuts, exited the master bedroom. The nanny became frightened and fled the home.

Once outside, she immediately contacted the victim’s mother and the police. New Rochelle Police Officers entered the home and found the defendant in the master bedroom. Other officers found the child in her bedroom, under her blanket, cold and lifeless. White was taken to the hospital for treatment and was subsequently charged in the death of his daughter.

The Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the cause of the victim’s death was asphyxia from smothering.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Paul Stein, Chief of the Child Abuse/Elder Abuse Bureau of the Special Prosecutions Division, and Timothy Ward, Deputy District Attorney of the Superior Court Trial Division.

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Neil White

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