Man rescued at sea seeks to have court document sealed

Nathan Carman carries flowers to a memorial service for his mother, Linda Carman, who was lost at sea, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at Saint Patrick - Saint Anthony Church in Hartford, Conn. Carman was rescued by a freighter about 100 miles off the coast of Martha's Vineyard after the boat he and his mother were on sank during the weekend of Sept. 17. (Patrick Raycraft/Hartford Courant via AP)
Nathan Carman carried flowers to a memorial service for his mother, Linda Carman, who was lost at sea, in October 2016. –Patrick Raycraft / Hartford Courant via AP

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A man whose mother is presumed dead after their boat sank in the Atlantic Ocean is asking a Connecticut judge to seal from public view a search warrant that disclosed that he was a suspect in the 2013 slaying of his millionaire grandfather.

A hearing on Nathan Carman’s request is set for Thursday in Middletown.

The Vernon, Vermont, resident left a Rhode Island marina with Linda Carman on Sept. 17. He was found in a life raft eight days later south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, but his mother was missing.

He wants a search warrant for his former Middletown home sealed. His lawyer says it contains damaging, unproven allegations.

The warrant says Carman was a suspect in the still-unsolved killing of his grandfather, John Chakalos, in Windsor, Connecticut.

Carman denies any wrongdoing.

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