Carman: Mom was 'a problem' as their boat sank in 2016
A Vermont man whose mother was never seen again after their boat sank during a fishing trip in 2016 testified that his mother was "more kind of the problem than the solution" as the boat went down.
Nathan Carman took the stand for the second straight day Friday during a trial in Providence, Rhode Island, to determine whether insurance companies must cover an $85,000 claim for the boat.
The Boston Globe reports that Carman told his mother, Linda Carman, to prepare for the worst-case scenario as the boat took on water.
Carman said after the boat sank, he yelled for his mother but didn't see or hear her.
Insurers are refusing to pay the claim, saying Carman made suspicious alterations to the vessel before leaving Rhode Island. Carman has denied that.
(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Related StoriesVt. man whose relatives died mysteriously to represent himself
Lawyers say Vt. man whose kin died is withholding information
Lawyers blast Vt. man whose mom was lost at sea
Vt. man whose relatives died mysteriously trying to hire lawyer
Vt. man whose relatives died mysteriously gets a lawyer
Vt. man whose relatives died mysteriously denies allegations
Carman must turn over information on missing gun
Judge puts off request to dismiss lawsuit in mystery deaths
Documents to remain sealed in lawsuit over mystery deaths
Lawyers seek to compel Vt. man to speak about missing gun
Carman insists he didn't kill mother, grandfather
NH hearing to address Carman mystery deaths case
Vt. man linked to deaths of relatives faces judge
NH judge considers request to dismiss Carman case
Records disclose Nathan Carman's alibi on night grandfather killed
Judge schedules 10-day trial in mystery deaths case
Vt. man linked to relatives' deaths seeks access to family trust
Vt. man linked to relatives' deaths seeks access to trust fund
Lawyer: Evidence could exonerate Vt. man in grandfather's death
Carman seeks access to trust set up by slain grandfather
Vt. man tied to relatives' deaths still needs attorney
Vt. man accused by aunts in grandpa killing blames 'mistress'
Insurer: Man tossed gun in sea after grandfather's murder
Carman civil trial postponed
Vt. man accused of killing family for inheritance granted funds
NH judge sets new trial date in Nathan Carman case
Judge to reconsider home of late grandfather in Carman case
NH judge calls off Carman trial over slain millionaire's residency
Judge rejects reconsideration of suit over relative's death
Vt. man's sunken boat case scheduled for trial in August
Trial begins over insurance for 'suspicious' boat sinking
Witness: Carman's boat unseaworthy after modifications