Lawyers seek to compel boater to speak about missing gun


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – An insurance company is asking a federal judge to force a Vermont man to discuss what happened to a missing gun that matches the caliber used to kill his grandfather.

The Hartford Courant reports ( National Liability & Fire Insurance company lawyers filed a motion in Rhode Island last week seeking to compel Nathan Carman to discuss the Sig Sauer rifle he bought before his grandfather’s death.Related Content: Documents to remain sealed in lawsuit over mystery deaths

Carman is accused in a lawsuit of being responsible for the 2013 death of Connecticut resident John Chakalos, a real estate developer.

The insurance company is seeking to avoid payment on a policy for a boat Carman was on when he and his mother disappeared in 2016. His mother is presumed dead. He was rescued.Related Content: Judge puts off request to dismiss lawsuit in mystery deaths

He denies any wrongdoing and has never been charged with either death.

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