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Princeton grad sentenced in shooting death of his father

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NEW YORK - (AP) -- A Princeton graduate was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life behind bars in the Manhattan shooting death of his wealthy father after the young man's allowance was slashed.

Thomas Gilbert Jr. was sentenced by a state Supreme Court judge three months after he was convicted of murdering his 70-year-old father at his parents' home on Manhattan's East Side.

Thomas Gilbert Sr. was fatally shot on Jan. 4, 2015. The younger Gilbert showed up unannounced, angry that he lost his weekly allowance of $1,000. According to prosecutors, he spent the money on travel, memberships to elite sporting clubs and other personal expenses, but was not able to hold down a steady job.

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