Carman moves to represent self in effort by aunts to declare him a murderer

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CONCORD, N.H. — Nathan Carman, who was rescued at sea after going missing on a fishing trip with his mother nearly one year ago, has filed papers to represent himself in a legal attempt by his aunts to declare him a killer and bar him from receiving an inheritance from his murdered grandfather's estate.

Carman filed a one-page document in New Hampshire court late last week notifying the court that he will represent himself.

Carman's aunts are asking the court to bar him from receiving any of the proceeds from the estimated $40 million estate of their father, John Chakalos. The petition alleges that Carman committed the "heinous act" of shooting and killing Chakalos in his Windsor home in 2013 out of "malice and greed" and states "the petitioners believe that Nathan murdered their father, and they ask this court to so find."

The petitioners are the three sisters of Linda Carman, Nathan's mother, who was lost at sea in September while on a fishing trip with Nathan, who was rescued. Linda Carman is presumed dead.

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