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US man kills father for cutting his allowance, convicted

Thomas Gilbert Jr. showed no emotion as the verdict was delivered Friday.

world Updated: Jun 29, 2019 09:51 IST
Associated Press
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The son has schizophrenia and other psychiatric problems. His lawyer said Gilbert Jr. was too mentally ill to understand the consequences of shooting his father.
The son has schizophrenia and other psychiatric problems. His lawyer said Gilbert Jr. was too mentally ill to understand the consequences of shooting his father.(AP FILE)
         

A man accused of killing his wealthy father for cutting his allowance has been convicted of murder, with a New York jury rejecting his insanity defense.

Thomas Gilbert Jr. showed no emotion as the verdict was delivered Friday.

The 35-year-old is set for sentencing Aug. 9. He faces up to life in prison.

A product of a privileged upbringing that included private schools and Princeton University, he shot hedge fund manager Thomas Gilbert Sr. in the elder man’s Manhattan apartment in 2015.

The son has schizophrenia and other psychiatric problems. His lawyer said Gilbert Jr. was too mentally ill to understand the consequences of shooting his father.

Prosecutors said the son knew what he was doing and was motivated by anger over the reduction in his allowance.

First Published: Jun 29, 2019 09:49 IST

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