& # 39; It was not a psychosis – it was a claim & # 39 ;: the Prosecutor avoided Princeton graduate Thomas Gilbert Jr., who killed his father & # 39; because he had just cut his allowance & # 39; and did not want the free ride to end & # 39; & # 39;
- Thomas Gilbert Jr. in 2015 shot his father, Thomas Sr. 70, dead
- The 34-year-old lived off his parents' money, but was cut off
- He told his mother to bring him a coke and a sandwich and to shoot his father in the head
- He claims he is schizophrenic and committed the murder during a psychotic break
- His mother Shelley testified in support of him and said he & # 39; sicker & # 39; was then & # 39; one of us knew & # 39;
- Prosecutors have rejected his allegations of madness and claim that it was done prematurely
- Before killing his father, he drove to Ohio to get the gun and investigated murder online
- The jury deliberated Wednesday on the fate of Gilbert; he will be imprisoned for life or used for a psychiatric institution
Prosecutors killed Thomas Gilbert Jr., the Princeton graduate who shot his father in 2015, while they were resting their case in New York on Wednesday, disassembling his mental illness defense and claiming that he was just furious was to be cut off financially.
Gilbert Jr., now 34, shot his father, Thomas Sr., in the head in his Upper East Side Home in 2015 after telling his mother to go get him a sandwich and a coke.
He then staged the scene to make it look like a suicide.
He claims that it was a moment of madness and that he was in the middle of a psychotic break. Prosecutors say it was nothing of that nature.
Thomas Gilbert Jr., now 34, shot his father, Thomas Sr., 70, in his parents' house on the Upper East Side in 2015 after being told that his allowance was reduced again
On Wednesday, assistant DA Craig Ortner argued that he was meditated and that he was not satisfied with the fact that he was cut off.
At the time of the murder, Gilbert was 30, lived off his parents and spent most of his time surfing
& # 39; The defendant rejected hard work, instead he preferred a simple life given to him on a silver platter, & # 39; he said, according to The New York Post, who attended the process.
Thomas Sr. had gradually reduced his son's $ 1,000 per week benefit, he said, and on the day he died, he told him that the help was over for good.
He had just lowered it from $ 400 to $ 300.
& # 39; The free ride was coming to an end, & # 39; Ortner said, adding: & # 39; It was not a symptom of psychosis, it was a symptom of justice. & # 39;
Gilbert Sr. had recently established a hedge fund, but was rejected for a $ 1.5 million loan to finance it.
Until that time Thomas Jr. had lived lavishly from his parents, traveled the world with their money.
They paid his memberships to exclusive clubs in the city and the Hamptons, paid his rent on his Chelsea apartment, his Jeep and all the parking tickets he had made with it.
The defense claimed that he could not keep a job because he was schizophrenic and that his parents supported him.
Since his trial, Shelley has noticed his mother about the change in his appearance and how he has lost his appearance
Shelley Gilbert, Thomas' mother, testified of the defense and said he was mentally ill and added: & # 39; He was sicker than any of us knew & # 39;
His mother Shelley testified before the defense and said he was mentally ill.
& # 39; Tommy was much sicker than we ever knew, & # 39; she said earlier this year.
It was Shelley who called 911. In her recorded telephone conversation, she told the operator when he was asked who shot her husband: & My son. He's crazy, but I didn't know he was that crazy.
& # 39; He shot him in the head. & # 39;
Gilbert Jr. used a 40-caliber Glock, which he had driven to Ohio to buy to commit the murder.
He had previously researched websites such as & # 39; hireakiller.com & # 39; and & # 39; hitman.com & # 39 ;.
The old roommate of Gilbert Jr. testified during the trial that he & # 39; several times & # 39; tried to kill him.
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