Man Rescued At Sea Denied Request For Sealing Of Warrant

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – A Connecticut judge has denied a request from a man rescued at sea to seal from public view a warrant that disclosed that he was a suspect in the 2013 slaying of his millionaire grandfather.

A lawyer for Nathan Carman argued it could hurt his client’s efforts to find a job if the document remained in the public domain.

The judge denied the request following a hearing Thursday.

Carman’s mother, Linda Carman, of Middletown, is presumed dead after their boat sank in the Atlantic Ocean in September. Nathan Carman was found in a life raft.

The warrant said Carman was a suspect in the still-unsolved killing of his grandfather, John Chakalos, in Windsor, Connecticut. More recently police have described Carman as a person of interest.

Carman has denied any wrongdoing.

A Middletown Police officer was in court, and followed Carman outside to his vehicle, a dark blue Ford F-450 with a broken windshield wiper.

The officer stopped following and spoke into a walkie-talkie as Carman got in the pickup truck.

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Nathan Carman drives away from Superior Court in Middletown in a Ford F-450 pickup truck. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

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