Mom Missing At Sea Once Said Son Was No Killer 

Nathan Carman arrives in a small boat at the US Coast Guard station in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Carman spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Nathan Carman arrives in a small boat at the US Coast Guard station in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Carman spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON (AP) — The mother of a man rescued from a life raft in the Atlantic once told her attorney that her son could not have been responsible for the unsolved 2013 slaying of his grandfather.

Twenty-two-year-old Nathan Carman was rescued Sunday about 100 nautical miles south of Martha’s Vineyard after seven days at sea, but his mother Linda Carman, who was with him on fishing trip, is missing and presumed dead.

Nathan Carman had been a suspect in the shooting of John Chakalos, a wealthy real estate developer.

An attorney who represented Linda Carman, Gerald Klein, says she was convinced her son did not kill her father because he had gone fishing with her in the early morning hours on the night Chakalos was killed.

Nathan Carman says suspicions about his account of the sinking of his boat are compounding his grief over the apparent drowning of his mother.

Carman says he loved his mother and is still trying to come to terms with the tragedy.

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