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Bail hearing postponed for man charged in mom’s death at sea

A court hearing has been postponed for a Vermont man charged with killing his mother at sea in order to inherit the family’s estate.
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 7:01 AM EDT|Updated: May. 16, 2022 at 7:02 AM EDT
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RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man charged with killing his mother at sea to inherit the family’s estate will remain in custody after his bail hearing was postponed for at least two months.

Nathan Carman’s hearing, slated for Monday, was postponed Friday for at least 60 days by U.S. District Judge Geoffrey Crawford of Vermont, The Boston Globe reports.

Related Stories:d to represent the 28-year-old Vernon resident had sought an indefinite postponement of the hearing to conduct their own investigation and interview potential witnesses, the newspaper said.

Crawford said defense lawyers could seek more time beyond 60 days if needed. That means Carman, for now, will remain in custody.

Prosecutors have argued he should remain detained while he awaits trial because he poses a flight risk and is a danger to the community.

Carman pleaded not guilty last week to multiple fraud charges and first-degree murder in the 2016 death of his mother, Linda Carman, of Middletown, Connecticut.

Carman was found in an inflatable raft off the coast of Massachusetts eight days after leaving a Rhode Island marina to go fishing with his mother, who was never found.

Authorities allege Carman also killed his grandfather, John Chakalos, at his home in Windsor, Connecticut, in 2013 as part of a scheme to obtain money and property from his grandfather’s estate, but he was not charged with that killing.

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