Judge Considers Request to Dismiss Carman Case

Both sides in the case of a Vermont man accused by his family of killing his millionaire grandfather and possibly his mother sparred over whether the case could continue in New Hampshire and the release of financial records.

Nathan Carman, who represented himself Monday, also said he needed more time to raise money for an attorney.

Carman has been called a suspect in the 2013 shooting death of real estate developer John Chakalos in Connecticut. No one's been arrested. He's been questioned about the day his boat sank with his mother, Linda Carman, aboard near Rhode Island in 2016. She's presumed dead.

Carman has denied any involvement in either case.

Carmen agreed to the release of the financial records. The judge said he'd consider Carman's motion to dismiss the case.

Daniel Small of Holland & Knight LLP, who is representing the Chakalos family, released the following statement:

"Unlike Nathan Carman, his aunts have taken lie detector tests, fully cooperated with the investigation into John Chakalos’ murder and promised to donate Linda Carman’s inheritance to a charity in her name if they win the Slayer Action case. Nathan’s family has asked him repeatedly to cooperate with investigators and answer basic questions and discovery requests. Meanwhile, Nathan refuses to cooperate with the authorities, and even refuses to answer questions about the likely murder weapon, let alone produce it. Nathan’s attempt to attack the victims today is simply another desperate ploy to deflect attention from his guilty behavior. And finally, Nathan's decision to fire his lawyers was a strategic decision, not a money decision.”

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