2019-09-28 16:34:12 UTC
Thomas Gilbert Jr was finally sentenced to 30 years in jail for killing his
father on Friday and the toll that the three year case took on him is evident in
his changing appearance. The Princeton graduate, 34, shot his father, Thomas
Gilbert Sr., on January 4, 2015 in their Upper East Side Home after arguing with
him because he threatened to cut his allowance.
Gilbert Jr. had tried to plead not guilty by way of insanity amid claims that he
was mentally ill but a New York judge rejected that defense.He appeared
disheveled and drawn-looking in an orange jumpsuit at his sentence hearing on
Friday, almost unrecognizable to the fresh-faced, and tanned playboy he was
before he was arrested and charged over the murder in January 5, 2015.
After graduating from his father's alma mater Princeton University in 2009 he
remained unemployed and living in an apartment in Chelsea with the financial
support of his parents.