After decreasing his weekly allowance from $1000 to $300, Thomas Gilbert, Jr. killed his father.
Thomas Gilbert, Jr. the 30 years old guy was receiving $1,000 every week from his parents before he killed his 70 years old father with a shot.
Prosecutors said that the young guy Thomas Gilbert, Jr. was spending all his money on travels, buying memberships on sports clubs without any responsibility, then his parents urged him to be more self-sufficient and responsible and they incrementally reduced his monthly allowance.
When his parents cut his allowance to $300 in 2015, Thomas Gilbert, Jr. went to their Manhattan place and used a 40-caliber Glock to shot his father in the head, and he left the gun in his father’s hands to make this looks like a suicide operation.
And the District Attorney Cy Vance said in a statement about the founder of Wainscott Capital Partners that Thomas Gilbert, Sr. was a beloved person of his family and a business community when his son killed him without mercy, and he really hopes that the resolution of this case helps his family and friends to heal them from this disaster.
On June, Vance said: “In spite of all his love and generosity, this defendant shot his father at close range in his own apartment in an unconscionable and brutal crime”.
But the Thomas Gilbert, Jr.’s mother, Shelly Gilbert and his lawyer said that Gilbert, Jr. was in a crazy moment when he fired his father and this should be institutionalized.
And people who know Thomas Gilbert, Jr. said that he met the definition of insanity at the moment.
Finally, the jury found that Thomas Gilbert, Jr. is guilty of second-degree murder with a weapon of the second degree.