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.
Nathan Carman is in West Hartford Probate Court for a proceeding involving the disbursement of a family trust fund. One of his Aunts, who controls the fund, is blocking his request because the family believes he has something to do with the deaths of his mother and grandfather. pic.twitter.com/BZs4Is8eKr— Robert Goulston (@rgoulston) September 27, 2018
Carman now questioning his Aunt, Valerie Santilli, in the Probate Court Proceeding. He asked her to sit down without access to her notes. pic.twitter.com/QMgJTb3qYn— Robert Goulston (@rgoulston) September 27, 2018
Carman has been questioning his Aunt for more than an hour. His line of questioning evolves around how he thinks she hates him and that’s why she’s blocking him from the family trust. At one point he asks her “do you believe your sister is alive?” She did not answer directly. https://t.co/nJ7NCq385M— Robert Goulston (@rgoulston) September 27, 2018
Carman told a judge Thursday the funds are being withheld because his aunt, Valerie Santilli, wants to punish him for his grandfather's death.
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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