CFO from family shaken by grisly murder buys Sutton Place Co-op


The 2015 murder of hedge fund executive Thomas Gilbert Sr. by his own son, who shot his father at close range one afternoon in the family’s Manhattan apartment, was shockingly brutal. The case was also striking in that the author, Thomas Jr., did not initially seem to fit the model of a murderer as an Ivy League graduate of the country-club ensemble.

Thomas Jr. is now behind bars in northern Dannemora state, serving a life sentence for his crime. His mother, Shelley, moved out of the apartment where the shooting took place, at 20 Beekman Place at East 50th Street, and moved into a two-bedroom co-op around the corner at 420 E. 51st St., saves View.

Now another family member seems to be on the move. Beckwith Gilbert was Gilbert’s older brother and also close to his nephew: he paid for Thomas Jr.’s tuition at Princeton, according to dispatches. Later, after graduation, when Thomas Jr. spent his time surfing and bartending, Beckwith Gilbert stepped in to entice his nephew to consider a desk job instead.

According to property records, Beckwith Gilbert closed a three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment overlooking the East River at 45 Sutton Place South, No. 10F, a post-war co-op. The selling price for the unit, which sits near the home of his brother’s widow, was $2.3 million, records show.

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