NEW YORK, N.Y. – A forensic psychologist hired by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office says a man accused of killing his hedge-fund founder father over a cut in his allowance is fit to stand trial.
The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1l8X9DN ) reported that Stuart Kirschner said in court Wednesday that although two court-appointed psychiatrists found Thomas Gilbert Jr. unfit to stand trial he found he had no trace of serious mental disorders.
The 31-year-old is accused of shooting Thomas Gilbert Sr. in January and then trying to make it appear as if his 70-year-old father killed himself.
Gilbert’s attorney, Alex Spiro, says Gilbert has a history of delusions and psychotic symptoms going back at least a decade. He previously informed the judge he would present a mental health defence if the case goes to trial.
Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com