Princeton Grad Accused Of Killing His Rich Father For Cutting His Allowance Asked Prison Staff If Jail Had Yoga

Thomas Gilbert Jr.

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I’m not sure if it gets more delusional and pretentious than this one, bros.

You’re looking at Thomas Gilbert, Jr; A 30-year-old Princeton graduate accused of shooting dead his wealthy father with a .40 caliber gun in their family’s Manhattan apartment, according to Daily Mail.

The reason, you ask? Money.

But not the sort of money dispute you’d expect from a $200 million hedge fund manager and his Ivy League graduate. Gilbert Jr. was unemployed and was irate when his father cut his allowance from $600 a week to $400 a week and threatened to stop paying rent on his $2,400/month Chelsea apartment.

As if that wasn’t pathetic enough, while searching through Jr’s apartment, investigators found a skimming device, used for stealing credit card numbers, and 21 blank white credit cards. A bio-hazard box containing used syringes, liquid medication, and a bottle of unprescribed pills were also found.

Thomas Gilbert Sr. Murdered by Son

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And it gets weirder.

Riker’s Island prison staff reported that Gilbert seemed to have a delusional view of prison, surprised that jail didn’t resembled a ‘resort’ lifestyle. This is evident in Gilbert repeatedly asking one staffer about prison yoga classes, scuffling with inmates after he stole their food, and confusing guards with his relaxed attitude toward the rigors of prison life. One staffer claims that Gilbert appears to care more about his fitness than most likely spending the rest of his life in a steel cage.







“He really thought he was at this upscale rehab. It was probably never going through his head that he’s probably never going home,” one guard said.

I’m sure Gilbert will find this out soon enough…



Gilbert Jr. pleaded not guilty to murder when he was arrested on January 4.

[h/t Daily Mail]

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