Hedgie son charged with father's murder


The son of Wainscott Capital Management founder Thomas Gilbert Sr., who wanted to follow his dad into the money-management business, was charged with murdering him after police said he staged a shooting to look like suicide.

Bloomberg News reports that Thomas Gilbert Jr., 30, was brought in Tuesday night to a lower Manhattan courtroom wearing white sweat pants and a dark grey jacket.

He was arrested after his mother returned to the family’s apartment on Manhattan’s east side Sunday to find her husband, Thomas Gilbert Sr., 70, lying dead in the bedroom with a bullet wound to his head, police said. A .40 caliber Glock was resting on his chest and his left hand covered the gun.

The New York Post also reports that Gilbert Jr. was allegedly the current prime suspect in a Hamptons arson targeting a wealthy rival — before allegedly killing his respected Wall Street father, Thomas Gilbert Sr., 70, sources told newspaper.

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