美國高材生啃老不成 一怒之下開槍殺死老父親
2019年09月29日17:22

  原標題:美國高材生啃老不成,一怒之下開槍殺死老父親

  因為不滿父親大幅削減自己每月的零花錢,時年30歲的小托馬斯 · 吉爾伯特拿槍殺死了父親。當地時間9月27日,他被法庭判處30年監禁。

截圖 via CNN
截圖 via CNN

  Thomas Gilbert Sr。, a founding managing partner of the hedge fund Wainscott Capital, was found dead in his apartment in January 2015 with a gunshot wound to the head。

  2015年1月,對衝基金Wainscott Capital的創始管理合夥人老托馬斯·吉爾伯特被發現慘死在自家公寓,頭部中槍。

  Gilbert‘s attorneys did not dispute that he killed his father but said he was not guilty by reason of insanity。 Jurors in June dismissed the insanity defense and convicted him of second-degree murder。

  小吉爾伯特的律師沒有否認他殺死了父親,但辯稱他是無辜的,因為他患有精神錯亂症。6月,陪審員駁回了精神錯亂的辯護。

  Gilbert Jr。, 35, played football at Princeton and graduated with a degree in economics。 At the time of the shooting, he was 30 and unemployed, receiving up to $1,000 a week from his parents。

  小吉爾伯特今年35歲,曾在普林斯頓足球隊效力,獲得了經濟學學位。槍擊事件發生時,他30歲,沒有工作,每週從父母那裡拿1000美元的零花錢。

  Hours before Thomas Sr。 was killed, he cut his son‘s weekly allowance to $300, prosecutors said。

  檢方說,在老托馬斯被殺前幾個小時,他將兒子的每週零用錢削減到了300美元。

  ▲ Princeton grad who killed his father after his allowance was cut gets 30 years to life (via CNN)

  長期以來遊走上流社會、住曼哈頓的公寓、去漢普頓衝浪、時不時環遊世界的小吉爾伯特一下難以接受了,一週300美元怎麼能維持之前的生活水平呢。

截圖 via CNN
截圖 via CNN

  於是怒不可遏的他把槍對準了父親。而在庭審時,母親居然也幫兒子求情,稱兒子開槍不是出於報復,而是受精神病困擾多年,無法明辨是非。

  Shelley Gilbert, the victim‘s wife, gave a victim impact statement Friday where she said the family wanted Gilbert Jr。 “to be given as light a sentence as possible。”

  受害者的妻子雪莉·吉爾伯特週五發表了一份受害者影響陳述書,她說家人希望小吉爾伯特“被判得越輕越好。”

  “As I‘ve said many times in court, we’ve been trying to get Tommy into a hospital for 15 years,” Shelley Gilbert said。 “He‘s too sick to be able to judge。 He needs to be in a hospital, had he been so my husband would still be alive。”

  “我在法庭上說過很多次,15年來我們一直想讓湯米進醫院治療,”雪莉·吉爾伯特說。“他病得太厲害,無法做出正確判斷。他需要住院,如果他早去醫院治療的話,我丈夫現在還會活著。”

  She told the court she definitely plans to appeal the sentencing。

  她還告訴法庭,她肯定會提出上訴。

  ▲ Princeton grad who killed his father after his allowance was cut gets 30 years to life (via CNN)

  說完之後她還補充了一句“他爸爸也不會希望他被重判的”。在為期五週的庭審過程中,小吉爾伯特一直拒絕親自出庭。儘管如此,法庭還是出示了他與父親的部分郵件往來,可以看出他一直在伸手要錢。

  Emails between Gilbert and his parents that were shown in court depicted a tumultuous relationship。 He repeatedly asked for money, sometimes “for a charity thing,” sometimes forwarding past-due bills from an exclusive athletic and social club for thousands of dollars to his mother。

  從法庭出示的小吉爾伯特和父母之間的電子郵件可以看出,他們的關係一直不穩定。他一再伸手要錢,有時是要做“慈善”,有時是向母親轉發高級體育社交俱樂部發來的逾期賬單,數額高達幾千美元。

  In October 2014, prosecutors said, Gilbert‘s computer showed searches for websites that discussed forging checks and offered blank check templates。 Some of the charges he faces stem from credit card forging devices found at his home at the time of his arrest, prosecutors say。

  2014年10月,檢察官說,小吉爾伯特曾在電腦上搜索如何偽造支票,還查找了些提供空白支票模板的網站。檢察官說,警方在他家還發現了信用卡偽造裝置,這部分也會使他面臨指控。

  ▲ Princeton grad who killed his father after his allowance was cut gets 30 years to life (via CNN)

  家境良好、藤校畢業,這樣的高材生本可以有多少作為,如今卻淪落鐵窗,不禁讓人唏噓。然而更多的網友卻是怒其不爭。

  零用錢?哪個成年男人還在想著要零用錢?!

  沒法把他送去精神病院非自願監管啊。他們當然是有資源能做到的。難道她(小吉爾伯特母親)想成為下一個犧牲者?

  um。。。他這個年紀拿零用錢不會覺得太大了點嗎?難道不是自己掙錢自己花嗎?

  在很多人的印象中,美國年輕人到了18歲就要離家獨立生活,自己掙錢養活自己,怎麼會出現這樣的啃老族?事實上,很多人並沒有這麼獨立,也並不是一到18歲就搬出去了。

  一位網友曾做過一個小調查,問大家都是什麼時候搬出父母家的,只有26%的人是在18歲之前搬走了。

截圖 via giantbomb.com
截圖 via giantbomb.com

  2018年皮尤研究中心的一份數據也顯示,與父母同住的年輕人比例越來越高。

  The share of young adults in their late 20s living with their parents is the highest it‘s been in 75 years。 According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 33% of 25-29 year olds lived with their parents or grandparents in 2016。

  接近30歲的年輕人與父母生活在一起的比例是75年來最高的。根據皮尤研究中心最近的一項研究,2016年,25-29歲的人中有33%與父母或祖父母住在一起。

  ▲ The share of American young adults living with their parents is the highest in 75 years (via QZ)

  啃老的一部分原因是美國大學學費很貴,而且還在不斷漲價。另一部分則是他們超前的消費觀。所以不光啃父母,啃爺爺奶奶的情況也不少見。

  在日本還有一群“蟄居族”,他們與外界斷絕一切聯繫,不工作、不上學也不求職,依靠父母生活。據《日本經濟新聞》發佈的數據顯示,2018年,這一群體人數高達100萬。

  鄰居韓國的情況也並不樂觀,2018年賦閑在家的年輕人已經達到了31.3萬人。

  你覺得啃老現像是父母的原因還是孩子的原因造成的?

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