In January 2015, Thomas "Tommy" Gilbert Jr. walked into the Manhattan apartment of his father, financier Thomas Gilbert Sr., and killed him in cold blood. The Gilbert murder rocked news outlets. How could a handsome young man with a seemingly perfect upbringing have done such a deed?
As it turns out, it was over money. The headline "Princeton graduate murders his father over allowance" headlined every newspaper and blog in the country. In fact, Gilbert Jr. murdered his dad because Gilbert Sr. was threatening to cut his son's allowance off. The serially unemployed son had been mooching off his namesake for years, and the dad finally had enough. As a result, Gilbert Jr. joined the dubious ranks of people who killed their parents.
Gilbert Jr. Shot And Killed His Dad After Making His Mom Go Out And Buy Him A Sandwich
Gilbert Jr. Was Angry Because His Dad Decided To Cut His AllowancePhoto: Police mugshot / CrimeFeed
Gilbert Jr. Might Have Burned Down His Friend's Hamptons Home
Gilbert Jr. Acted Pretty Strangely In Jail, Perhaps As A Result Of Mental Illness
Gilbert Jr. Was From A Rich Family, Went To All The Best Schools, And Cut A Dashing FigureVideo: YouTube
He Couldn't Keep A Job And Was Supported By His Parents