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A Vermont man suspected in the death of his wealthy grandfather was in court in New Hampshire Tuesday.

Nathan Carman, who represented himself during a probate hearing in Concord, pleaded the fifth when asked about weapons he might own.

Attorneys were inquiring about a rifle that has been missing since Carman’s grandfather, John Chakalos, was shot to death in Connecticut in 2013.

The missing weapon has the same caliber of ammunition as the weapon that was used to kill Chakalos.

Though police have named Carman as a suspect, he has not been charged.

Carman’s aunts are taking legal action to deny him access to his inheritance. They say he is responsible for the death of his mother, who has been missing ever since a boat she and Carman were on sank in 2016.

Officials says Carman and his mother left Rhode Island for a fishing trip on his boat, which sank during the trip.

Carman, of Vernon, Vt., spent eight days on a life raft before being rescued.


His mother’s body was never found.

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