Princeton grad found guilty of murdering his father after his allowance was cut

Princeton grad charged with killing his father

Thomas Gilbert Sr., a founding managing partner of the hedge fund Wainscott Capital, was found dead in his apartment in January 2015 with a gunshot wound to the head.

Gilbert’s attorneys did not dispute that he killed his father but said he was not guilty by reason of insanity. Jurors dismissed the insanity defense; they also found him guilty on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. He was found not guilty of criminal possession of forgery devices.

Princeton grad killed father over allowance, prosecutors say. His attorney says he's mentally ill

Sentencing is set for August. The murder charge carries a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

Gilbert, 34, played football at Princeton and graduated with a degree in economics. At the time of the shooting, he was 30 and unemployed, receiving up to $1,000 a week from his parents.

Hours before Thomas Sr. was killed, he cut his son’s weekly allowance to $300, prosecutors said.

Gilbert’s attorneys did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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