A Princeton-educated son of a New York hedge fund manager was found guilty on Friday to murder his father after his allowance was cut.
Thomas Gilbert Jr., 34, was convicted of second-degree murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon by a jury in the Manhattan Supreme Court who had been discussing since Wednesday afternoon. He was acquitted of a counterfeit counter.
Gilbert turns to life in prison when he is sentenced in August to January 4, 2015 and strikes at his parent's luxury apartment.
Defense lawyers had not disputed that Thomas Gilbert Sr., 70, was killed by his son. The defense had hoped that their client would not be found guilty of mental illness.
The son, 2009 Princeton University graduate, told police at the time of his arrest that he produced $ 3,000 a month in economics.
But the police said that Thomas Gilbert Jr. was in debt and had no recent work history at that time.
The parents paid their son's $ 2,400 monthly rent, police said. He had received a $ 600 weekly allowance ̵
During the trial, the prosecutors played 911 phone calls made by the mother Shelley Gilbert at the time of slaughter.
"My husband is, I think, dead. Be that rush," said Shelley Gilbert to the shipment. "He's dead, I think."
The sender sent the call to a paramedic who instructed Shelley Gilbert on how to do chest compressions. While trying a life-saving maneuver, she told 911 that it would be fruitless.
"I think he's been dead. He's been shot," she said.
She was later asked who pulled the trigger and she replied, "My son, who's the nuts, but I didn't know he was this nuts."