Vt. man accused by aunts in grandpa killing blames 'mistress'

Published: Oct. 22, 2018 at 11:33 AM EDT
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A Vermont man accused by relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather in Connecticut for inheritance money says in new court documents there is stronger evidence a woman he describes as his grandfather's mistress was involved in the killing.

Nathan Carman's lawyer filed the documents Monday in federal court in Providence, Rhode Island.

Carman's grandfather, 87-year-old John Chakalos, was shot at his Windsor, Connecticut, home in 2013. Police have said Carman was a suspect, but never filed charges.

Carman alleges robbery could have been a motive for his grandfather's 25-year-old mistress.

Relatives accuse Carman of killing his grandfather and possibly his mother, who disappeared during a fishing trip with her son in 2016 and is presumed dead. Monday's court filing came in a case over insurance money for Carman's boat.

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