Nathan Carman was a 29-year-old man who was arrested for killing his mother in an apparent scheme to gain the family’s fortune.
He was also accused but not charged in the death of his grandfather, John Chakalos, who was shot to death at his home in Windsor, Connecticut, in 2013.
Carman inherited about $550,000 after his grandfather was killed.
In September 2016, Carman arranged a fishing trip with his mother, during which prosecutors say he planned to kill her and report that his boat sank and his mother disappeared in the accident.
He was found in an inflatable raft eight days after leaving a Rhode Island marina with his mother, who was never found.
Prosecutors alleged that he altered the boat to make it more likely to sink, which Carman denied.
In 2019, a federal judge in Rhode Island decided that Carman contributed to sinking the 31-foot fishing boat, ruling in favor of an insurance company that had refused to pay an $85,000 claim for the boat’s loss.
In May 2022, Carman was indicted on charges of fraud and first-degree murder in the killing of his mother, Linda Carman.
According to local media, the charges were brought against him nearly six years after investigations into the incident kicked off.
Nathan Carman cause of death
Nathan Carman died by suicide while incarcerated at the Cheshire County Jail in Keene, N.H., where he had been placed by US Marshals after his arrest.
According to the authorities, he was alone in his cell when he was found unresponsive early and his death was ruled as suicide.
The exact cause and manner of death was provided to his family, his attorneys and investigators, but it will not be publicly released, according to an official with the DOJ.
Cheshire County Corrections Superintendent, Douglas Iosue, said Carman was the sole occupant of the cell.
He adds that he was discovered unresponsive about 2:20 AM by personnel conducting routine rounds. He was pronounced dead about 40 minutes later.
Iosue said Carman’s death was the jail’s first since 2020 and the facility hasn’t had a suicide since 2016.