Man rescued at sea denied request for sealing of warrant

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Posted: Apr 20, 2017 3:48 PM

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (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.