A Princeton mentally disturbed graduate who is accused of killing his father, famous hedge funder Thomas Gilbert Senior, will face court.
A court session was supposed to happen on Wednesday, but Junior refused to attend, and he gave no reasons for that, to Court or to his defense lawyer. He only made one rather bizarre request in relation to Cablevision. He asked his lawyer to find and get him in touch with people from Cable Company, but he refused to explain why he needs to speak with them. It is important to know that Junior has a history of different delusions including people speaking with him through television, as he reported it in the past.
Justice Jackson found that Junior is fit to stand the process of trial, and he was supposed to appear in the court on Wednesday for pre-trial update. Justice demanded files and records and info about his mental sickness that is related to the proposed psychiatric defense. But lawyer said that the client isn’t speaking with anyone from defense team and thus there is nothing the lawyer can provide.
About six months ago there was a competency hearing which went through all of the records concerning Junior’s mental health records.
Prosecuting team is aiming at blocking the possibility of psychiatric defense, because it impedes the ability of the prosecuting team to perform their investigation. But that move is impossible because Junior refuses to speak with anyone.
long beach Criminal defense lawyer spoke about this case and he said that whether the prosecutors will have fair trial depends on the defense lawyers. If they refuse to share information Junior gives them, then prosecution is unable to do anything. Whether there is a chance to provide medication to Junior in order to get him back from his delusions was not discussed in the court.