• Nathan Carman seeks access to trust set up by slain grandfather


    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - The Vermont man accused by relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather and his mother to collect inheritance money is asking a Connecticut probate judge to remove his aunt as executor of a trust established for him by his grandfather.

    Nathan Carman is seeking up to $150,000 transferred to him from that trust. He says he needs the money to hire a lawyer for suits related to the sinking of his boat during a trip where his mother was lost at sea.

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    Carman told a judge Thursday the funds are being withheld because his aunt, Valerie Santilli, wants to punish him for his grandfather's death.

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    John Chakalos was fatally shot in his Windsor, Connecticut, home in 2013. Carman's mother, Linda Carman, disappeared in 2016 during a fishing trip.

    Carman has not been charged in either case.

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