Carman, who lives in
In July, his mother's three sisters filed a lawsuit in
"I did not kill my grandfather or my mother, nor did I engage in the violent behavior in my childhood that has been reported," Carman said in statement released Wednesday.
"It is my aunts who are being driven by malice and greed to make the vexatious, false, and insupportable allegations which form the basis of their probate lawsuit in
Carman spoke for one of the first times since the lawsuit linking him to the disappearance of his grandfather and mother was filed. Beyond the comments in his one-page statement sent to The Associated Press, Carman refused to answer any questions.
Small said in a statement the family has made it clear that if they win the case, "the proceeds that Linda would receive would be donated to charity in her name."
Carman said he was also firing his two attorneys in the
Carman said he would represent himself until he finds new attorneys.
"I plan to aggressively pursue all legal avenues available to me for rectifying the injustices which have already been perpetrated and obtaining a just outcome in the matters that are ongoing," he said.
Santos' law offices confirmed he is no longer involved in Carman's case in
Carman is fighting several legal battles. Along with the
The insurance company is seeking to avoid payment on an