Vt. man linked to relatives' deaths seeks access to trust fund

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Published: Aug. 7, 2018 at 11:43 AM EDT
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A Vermont man accused by relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather and his mother to collect inheritance money has asked a Connecticut probate judge to give him access to a trust fund for legal expenses.

The judge did not rule immediately on the request by Nathan Carman to have his aunt removed as a trustee of the fund that was set up for him by his grandfather in 2011.

Carman says he needs the money to defend himself against a lawsuit in New Hampshire filed by his aunts to block him from collecting any money from his grandfather's estate.

Carman denies any role in the 2013 shooting death of his grandfather in Connecticut and his mother's 2016 disappearance during a boating trip that originated in Rhode Island.

Carman is asking the judge to remove his aunt as trustee of the $270,000 Nathan Carman Family Trust, after his request for $150,000 for legal expenses was rejected.

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