Man whose relatives died mysteriously trying to hire lawyer

  • FILE - This Sept. 27, 2016 file photo shows Nathan Carman arriving in a small boat at the US Coast Guard station in Boston. Carman's family filed a lawsuit in New Hampshire on Monday, July 17, 2017 accusing him of killing his grandfather and possibly his mother, who was lost at sea during a mother-son fishing trip. The family says Carman wanted to collect a multimillion-dollar inheritance. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) Michael Dwyer

Friday, October 06, 2017

A Vermont man suspected of killing his millionaire grandfather is trying to raise money to hire a lawyer to fight his family’s attempt to block him from an inheritance.

Nathan Carman was a suspect in the shooting death of 87-year-old real estate developer John Chakalos in Connecticut. No one has been arrested. He also was questioned about the day his boat sank with his mother on it near Rhode Island. She’s presumed dead.

Her sisters sued in New Hampshire, accusing him of killing his grandfather and possibly his mother. They asked a judge to block Carman from collecting money from the estate.

Carman told a judge he wants to use money from a trust in which he’s the sole beneficiary to hire a lawyer. He says one of his aunts is trustee and hasn’t allowed him any funds.

A message was left Friday with the aunts’ attorney.