Judge David King upheld his dismissal Wednesday. He had ruled John Chakalos lived in Connecticut, even though he had a New Hampshire driver's license and house, and was registered to vote there.
The lawsuit was filed by Nathan Carman's aunts, who don't want Carman to get any of Chakalos' money. Their lawyer said Friday they are considering all of their options.
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Chakalos, who was shot to death at his Windsor home in December 2013, left more than $29 million to his daughters. Carman's mother went missing during a fishing trip with Carman in 2016 after their boat sank. She's presumed dead. Carman's family believes he was also responsible for her death.