Court hearing for boater whose relatives died mysteriously

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Lawyers for a man suspected of killing his millionaire grandfather in 2013 have met with a judge in a lawsuit over the sinking of his boat.

Nathan Carman’s boat sank last year during a trip with his mother. She is now presumed dead.

His insurance company is refusing to pay for the loss of his boat, saying he made “incomplete, improper, and faulty repairs” to the vessel the day before it sank and that he knew it was “unseaworthy.”

Lawyers for Carman and the insurance company met behind closed doors with a federal magistrate judge in Providence on Monday to discuss the case.

Both sides declined to comment after the hearing.

It’s one of several cases involving Carman making their way through courts around New England.

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