Judge calls off trial over slain millionaire’s residency

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Nathan Carman in court slain millionaire case

FILE – In this Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Nathan Carman speaks at a hearing in probate court in West Hartford, Conn. A lawyer for Carman, who is accused by relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather and his mother to collect inheritance money, said Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, that there is evidence that could […]

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire judge has called off the upcoming probate court trial of a man accused by relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather for inheritance money, saying the grandfather was not a resident of the state.

Judge David King said Friday that John Chakalos lived in Connecticut, even though he had a New Hampshire driver’s license and registered to vote there.

A June trial had been scheduled for 24-year-old Nathan Carman, of Vernon, Vermont, who’s denied any role in his grandfather’s shooting death in Connecticut in 2013.

Carman also denies any role in the disappearance of his mother during a 2016 fishing trip. Carman’s three aunts believe Carman killed her and are trying to prevent him from inheriting the mother’s share of her father’s estate.

Carman said he is pleased with the ruling.

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