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COURANT.COM/CONNECTICUT CONNECTICUT 2, 2019 An insurance company that is fighting an effort by Nathan Carman to file a claim for the boat which he said sank while he and hismotherwereona fishing trip in2016has implied in court papers that Carman threw a rifle used to kill his grandfather into the ocean the day after John Chakalos was founddead in hisWindsor home. National Liability Fire Insurance Company and theBoatOwnersAssociation of theUnitedStates suedNathanCarman in federal court in Rhode Island. fightinghis said sank during the trip he took with his mother, Linda Carman. She disappeared and is presumed dead. Nathan Carman was res- cued after spending days in a raft.

Nathan Carman was a suspect in the 2013 shooting death of his grandfather, Chakalos, but has never been charged. The insurance company alleges Carman and the rifle were involved in his murder on the night of December The company also alleges that Carman altered the boat, resulting in it sinking. Carman has denied involvement in the deaths of his grandfather andmother. In a court filing Friday, the insurance companyagain said the boat, the Chicken Pox, not accidental or and was intention- The company said Carman only fraudulently attempted to obtain $85,000 hull insurance proceeds from the sinking but he also criminally attempted to acceler- ate receipt of his inheritance from his maternal grandfather In November 2013, the filing charges, when grandmother was in hos- pice, he bought a $2,099.99 Sig Sauer 716 Patrol Rifle from Shooters Outpost in Hooksett, N.H. Sig Sauer rifle was capable of firing the same caliber rounds which killed his grandfather and Nathan Carman was the last known person to see him court documents said.

the morning, Nathan Carman went fishing on a head boat out of Point Judith, RI, jettisoning his Sig Sauer riflewhichnowlies at thebottomof the sea. Because he no longer has possession, custody, or control of the Sig Sauer rifle, he could not produce it in his home state of Vermont during his October 29, 2018 deposition re-resumption and it is unavail- able for ballistics The insurancecompanyandboatowners ByMikaela Porter In court papers, company claims he discarded the weapon that was used to kill his grandfather Insurer: Carman threw rifle into ocean Turn to Carman, Page B2 Carman In a bloody domestic dispute early Tuesday in Hartford, a man stabbed a woman more than 30 times and kidnapped her 6-year-old son, police said. The boy was found apparently unharmed several hours later in Massachusetts, andpolice are pursuing an arrest warrant for the suspect. They said the woman is hospitalized in critical condition. The attack happened shortly before 2 a.m., police said.

A call to 911 reported that woman covered in blood was in distress and screaming for near 77Natick police said in a report. Patrolofficers, firefightersandemer- gency medical technicians were dis- patched, and the woman was taken to Hartford Hospital for emergency surgery. Police determined that the woman and her sonwere in a car with theman when he repeatedly stabbed her. She managed to escape from the vehicle during theattack, but themandroveoff with the boy still inside, police said. Police said the boy was her son by a prior relationship, but did not elabo- rate.

They issued a nationwide alert for the vehicle, notified nearby towns about the attack and listed the boy as endangered on a nationwide database ofmissing children. Police in Worcester notified Hart- ford around 5:30 a.m. that found the car and themissing boy. juvenile appeared to be un- harmed, butwas transported to an area hospital for physical and mental evalu- Hartford police Lt. Paul Cicero reported.

Worcester police searched the nearby area but did not find the man. Detectives are not releasing his name, but are preparing an arrest warrant, Cicero reported. The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families has taken tem- porary custody of the boy, and is workingwithConnecticutDCF staff as well as the relatives, police said. By Don Stacom Victim suffered more than 30 stab wounds; boy found unharmed Police: Man stabbed woman, took son BRISTOL Mornings are hard at the Sutter home. Bill Sutter, 67, usually awak- ens with thick throat con- gestion, a sideeffect of radiation treatment he got for throat cancer lastyear.Disabledbytwo strokes, he must wait for his wife, Rose, to lift him to his wheelchair and get him to their bathroom, where she clears his throat, washes him and then transfershim to a recliner in the living room.

She must check his blood sugar level, too, and tries to coach him toward regaining his speech. But talking and swal- lowing are still beyondhim, and she fears he recover without physical and occupa- tional therapy something they afford. theagencies charge for help on my own doing this in Rose Sutter said during a break in the Bristol home. pay toputhim in a convalescent home, but they give a dime for someone to comehere to Asthecouplebattledthrough a chain of medical crises in the past two years, friends and former colleagues of Bill Sutter, a retired Bristol firefighter, held fundraisers. Rose Sutter said their generosity was vital to the financial survival, but she still afford tomake the housemorehandicappedacces- sible or to hire even part-time home health aides, let alone therapists.

The plight recently led Bill sister, Melody Sutter-Fisher, to set up a Go- FundMe page to generate somehelp. hadananeurysm inMay of last she wrote. a great deal of struggle, he was recovering nicely until he was diagnosed with cancer in his throat. The chemo bad but the radiation was terribly debilitating and left him unable to speak, eat and walk while battling these things, he has now been diagnosed with a second cancer in his The couple had looked for- ward to a relaxing retirement. Bill Sutter, a former Stanley Works employee andArmy vet- eran, had spent a career in the fire department, winning the firefighter of the year award in 2006.

Aback injury ledhimtoretire ahead of schedule, Rose Sutter said, leaving a gap between the expiration of retiree health in- surance and the start of Medi- care. She said they tried to economizebychoosingan inex- pensive Medicare supplement, but have come to regret the sharply limited coverage. you look at amonthly good until you get into a she said. pay formuch.Every timehehad totakeanambulanceride, itwas $300 I had to pay. He needed to go eight Rose Sutter recalled how her husband played golf one day in early 2017, went to bedwhen he got home and then woke up desperately ill.

At the Hospital of Central Connecticut he was diagnosed with a stroke, and By Don Stacom Limited insurance coverage leaves retired Bristol couple struggling to pay bills or move forward in recovery after two strokes and cancer diagnoses DOING THIS ALL BY Turn to Care, Page B2 Retired Bristol firefighter Bill Sutter with his wife, Rose, looked forward to retirement until illness. PROVIDED BY ROSE AND BILL SUTTER HARTFORD The U.S. Coast Guard ability to serve cadets returning from winter break will be affected by the forced furlough of administrative staff and other nonessential civil- ians as part of the partial govern- ment shutdown, the school said Monday. About 160 of the New London 260 government- funded nonessential employees have been furloughed, with stu- dents set to return Jan. 6.

There will be a week of orienta- tion and training before classes begin for the spring semester. The majority of the 100 nones- sential civilianswho remain on the job are faculty and classes and previously scheduled training will be held, the academy said. But support staff, maintenance and facilities workers, groundskeepers and others be on hand to perform their duties. lapse in funding will im- pact theability for cadets to receive academic support services, partici- pate in outreach activities and some athletic the school said in a statement. Some contract workers, includ- ing janitorial staff and cafeteria workers, will remain on the job because those contracts have been paid through the academic year, the academy said.

Winter sports, such as basket- ball, will continue be played, but coaches and staff who support the fall and spring athletic teams re- main off the job, the school said. Some other athletic events may be canceled. The service academy has an enrollment of just under 1,100 students. It receives funding from the departments of Defense and HomelandSecurity aswell as some private funding. Coast Guard workers received By Pat Eaton-Robb Associated Press Furlough could affect some services, maintenance as break ends Coast Guard Academy says shutdown could hurt cadets Turn to Cadets, Page B2 BLOOMFIELD For years the empty, decaying and over- grown machine shop at 470 Cottage Grove Road was an eyesore that town officials said was their version of Building.

And right nextdoor to itwasaboardedup multi-family house on the cor- ner of LincolnTerrace. About six years ago the VALCO building came down withplans in theworks tobuild a medical office building and restore the house and turn it into contemporaryoffice space. Those plans never came to fruition and the foundation of themachine shopandhouseon the corner remained, boarded up anduntouched. That has started to change in the last few weeks as large machines have been excavating the foundation and preparing to demolish the old house and begin construction on a new apartment complex. What will be built? The New York-based Regan Development Corporation, in Specialty housing plans in Bloomfield Units at old machine shop site to serve those with low incomes or disabilities By Steven Goode Turn to Housing, Page B2.

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