Psychologist: Man doesn't show signs of psychosis, is fit for trial in hedge-fund dad's death

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 ( ) 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,