Facing Drastic $200 Cut in Allowance, 30-year-Old Princeton Grad Murders His Father

Posted by on Jan 05, 2015 at 5:06 pm
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Just a reach, but we suspect this worthless layabout had a drug problem, and probably a lot of others.

The bratty trust-fund kid of a millionaire Manhattan hedge-fund founder killed his dad because the old man had just cut his monthly allowance — by $200, law enforcement sources told The Post on Monday.

The spoiled 30-year-old brat asked his mother to go get him a sandwich so she’d be out of the family’s tony Beekman Place apartment just before he pulled the trigger and executed his dad with a single bullet to the head, sources said.

“He was cutting his allowance. He had been giving him $2,400 a month for rent and $600 for spending money, and he was cutting that to $400 a month for spending money,” a source said about Thomas Gilbert Sr., founder of the Wainscott Capital hedge fund.

“They had argued about it before.”

Harsh. Free rent and walking around money just doesn’t go as far as it used to.

The son, Thomas Gilbert Jr., shot his father about 3:30 p.m. Sunday in his posh pad at 20 Beekman Place with a high-powered .40-caliber Glock semi-automatic pistol that he owned, police said.

Sources said they found the box the gun came in after Gilbert surrendered at his apartment at 350 W. 18th St. about 11 p.m. Sunday and were still trying to determine if he bought it legally.

Gilbert arrived at the apartment carrying the gun and, once inside, asked his mother to leave.

“He asked her to get [him] a sandwich so she wouldn’t be there,” the source said.

Gilbert fled after the shooting and was nabbed hours later at his apartment.

His life was apparently filled with misery, like much of America’s struggling classes:

The handsome Gilbert — a graduate of the Buckley School on the Upper East Side, Deerfield Academy in western Massachusetts and Princeton — was a fixture on Manhattan’s black-tie society circuit and was often photographed with a beautiful woman on his arm.

We’re sure he’ll have plenty of adoring admirers writing to him in prison.

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5 Responses to “Facing Drastic $200 Cut in Allowance, 30-year-Old Princeton Grad Murders His Father”

  1. mike on 6/06/15 at 9:58 am

    Wow! Look what it says about the state of the economy when a hedge fund owner has to reduce his own son’s stipend by a measly $200! No wonder the rest of us are having a hard time getting along!

  2. Sobek on 7/07/15 at 9:25 am

    “…with a high-powered .40-caliber Glock semi-automatic pistol…”

    Um, what?

  3. Janir on 7/07/15 at 9:28 am

    A Glock in .40 caliber is a “high powered” weapon? What’s a .308 cal rifle round then, a uber power?