Judge Denies Man Rescued at Sea's Request to Have Court Document Sealed

A man whose mother is presumed dead after their boat sank in the Atlantic Ocean asked a Connecticut judge to seal from public view a search warrant that disclosed that he was a suspect in the 2013 slaying of his millionaire grandfather, but the motion was denied. 

A hearing on Nathan Carman's request was held Thursday afternoon in Middletown. 

The Vernon, Vermont, resident left a Rhode Island marina with Linda Carman, of Middletown, Connecticut, on Sept. 17. He was found in a life raft eight days later south of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, but his mother was missing. 

Nathan Carman wanted a search warrant for his former Middletown home sealed. His lawyer said it contains damaging, unproven allegations. 

Middlesex County State's Attorney Peter McShane argued the warrant has been a public document since 2014 and can be found in a search online. 

The warrant says Carman was a suspect in the still-unsolved killing of his grandfather, John Chakalos, in Windsor, Connecticut

Carman denies any wrongdoing. He did not comment outside court Thursday.

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