“IVY LEAGUE KILLER” THOMAS GILBERT, JR. GET 30 YEARS-TO-LIFE FOR KILLING HEDGE FUND FATHER

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District Attorney Vance: “Thomas Gilbert, Sr. was a beloved member of his family and business community when his own son murdered him in a cold-blooded killing. But now, thanks to my office’s prosecutors, the defendant has finally been held accountable and he will serve a life sentence for this unconscionable crime. While nothing can undo the tragedy of Mr. Gilbert’s death, I hope that the resolution of this case helps his loved as they continue to heal from this devastating loss.”
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The so-called "Ivy League Killer" has been given 30-years-to-life for murdering his hedge fund father over a decrease in his weekly allowance.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., yesterday announced the sentencing of THOMAS GILBERT, JR., 35, to 30 years-to-life in prison for fatally shooting his 70-year-old father, Thomas Gilbert, Sr. inside his parents’ Midtown Manhattan apartment--after a dispute over allowance money.

On June 28, 2019, a New York State Supreme Court jury found the defendant guilty of Murder in the Second Degree and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree. Gilbert Jr., a graduate of Princeton University, was dubbed the "Ivy League Killer," for killing his hedge fund manager father, who had decreased his son's weekly allotted allowance.

Vance called the killing "cold-blooded."

Thomas Gilbert, Sr. was a beloved member of his family and business community when his own son murdered him in a cold-blooded killing,” Vance said. “But now, thanks to my office’s prosecutors, the defendant has finally been held accountable and he will serve a life sentence for this unconscionable crime. While nothing can undo the tragedy of Mr. Gilbert’s death, I hope that the resolution of this case helps his loved as they continue to heal from this devastating loss.”

Shelley Gilbert, the defendant's mother and wife of the victim, said she plans to appeal the sentence. She had requested her son "be given as light a sentence as possible." She claims her son wouldn't have killed her husband if he wasn't so "sick."

"As I've said many times in court, we've been trying to get Tommy into a hospital for 15 years," said Mrs. Gilbert. "He's too sick to be able to judge. He needs to be in a hospital, had he been so my husband would still be alive."

Assistant D.A.s Craig Ortner, Deputy Chief of Trial Bureau 60, and Sara Sullivan handled the prosecution of this case with the assistance of Investigative Analyst Holly Burns-LaRiche under the supervision of Assistant D.A. Charles Whitt, Chief of Trial Bureau 60, and Executive Assistant D.A. John Irwin, Chief of the Trial Division. Assistant D.A. Peter Casolaro, Senior Trial Counsel for Trial Bureau 70; Supervising Rackets Investigators Thomas Lombardo and John D’Alessio; and former Assistant D.A. Craig Ascher also assisted with the case.

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