The son accused of murdering his hedge fund founder father could share in his dad’s fortune.
Thomas Gilbert Jr. was charged with second-degree murder as well as weapons offenses and forgery-related offenses on Jan. 5 after police found his father, Thomas Gilbert, dead of a gunshot wound to the head the day before.
The two had reportedly argued over money, with Gilbert telling his son he no longer planned to pay his rent and would decrease his weekly allowance by a few hundred dollars.
But now it appears as though Gilbert Jr. will be getting the money he wanted after all, the New York Post reports.
Gilbert’s will was filed in Manhattan Surrogate s Court on Wednesday and it states that his $1.6 million fortune will be split among his wife, daughter and the son who allegedly killed him.
According to the will, 30-year-old Gilbert Jr. will receive quarterly payments until he’s 35, at which point he gets the rest of his inheritance in a lump sum.
Of course, this could change given the current circumstances. “His rights of inheritance depend on the actual intent of the killing and the facts are not clear yet,” estates attorney William Zabel told the Post.
“Say they were scuffling over the gun and it’s not premeditated, then he could still inherit,” he added.
Friends of the family have called Gilbert Jr. “troubled.”
“Tommy had everything you could ask for. An Ivy League education, a house in the Hamptons, memberships at exclusive clubs,” a friend, who wished to remain anonymous, told PEOPLE. “But that didn’t matter because he was mentally ill.”