A 28-year-old man has been accused of killing his mother and drowning a boat while fishing

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A Vermont man has been charged with murdering his mother and grandfather in a plot to inherit a multimillion-dollar family property.

This information has been informed in a press release U.S. Attorney’s Office For Vermont District, Nathan Carmen (Above, inset) Arrested Tuesday on eight-count charges that included high-sea homicide charges.

Feds accuses 28-year-old of seducing his mother, Linda CarmenNathan murdered her during an apparent fishing trip off the coast of Rhode Island in 2016, and then allegedly sank her boat intentionally. Water spring. The suspect spent eight days at sea in a life raft before crew on another ship rescued him. Linder’s body was not found.

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Nathan has also been charged with murdering his grandfather. John ChacalosIn his 87-year-old home in Windsor, Connecticut, he bought a gun from a store in New Hampshire. It is alleged that Nathan was the last person to see his grandfather when the couple had dinner on December 20, 2013. The next morning, John was found dead in his home with three gunshot wounds to the head and torso

Although Nathan has not been formally charged with the murder of his grandfather, investigators say both murders were “part of a plan to obtain money and property from the Chakalos estate and related family trusts”. At the time of his death, Chakalos left behind a property worth more than $ 29 million for his four adult daughters, including Nathan’s mother. As Linder’s sole heir, Nathan stood to receive about $ 7 million.

Prosecutors claim Nathan fabricated the story to cover up both murders, Docs said:

During the cover-up, Carmen was involved in the death and misrepresented his responsibility to law enforcement, to his family, to those who inquired about the death and their circumstances, and to others who challenged his privacy or his rights. In the grandfather’s estate. “

In a proposal to detain Nathan, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said he was a threat to the community, writing, “Carmen has been accused of being killed for money, and there is no reason to believe he will not sue for the benefit of a criminal.” . ” The proposal emphasizes that Nathan’s mental problems have not been treated for over a decade and provides further reason to believe that he is a threat to society.

Nathan entered a plea of ​​not guilty during his argument on Wednesday. The detention hearing is scheduled for Monday, and a pre-trial hearing is scheduled for August 12.

If his mother is convicted of murder, Nathan faces up to life in prison.

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