Karl Karlsen Biography – Wiki
Karl Karlsen is identified as an California man in prison who is convicted of killing his wife years earlier before he was accused of murdering his son for insurance money. He is believed to have killed his wife for the same reason.
Karl Karlsen – who killed son for money in CNY – guilty of killing wife 29 years ago https://t.co/pjz3PB1DzN
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He is 60 years old.
Karl Karlsen Guilty of Murdering Son for Insurance Money
His son is identified as 23-year-old Levi Karlsen who was crushed under a truck that off a jack in upstate New York in 2008. According to prosecutors, Karl made the scene look like an accident.
He pleaded guilty in in exchange for a prison sentence of 15 years to life after murdering his son for $700,000 in insurance.
Karl Karlsen Guilty of Killing Wife
The criminal case returned again on Monday when the 60-year-old killed his wife earlier years before the murder of his son, according to reports.
He was believed to have set a fire that resulted in the death of his wife Christina Karlsen in 1991 in Murphys.
The California murder trial of a 56-year old Karl Karlsen, convicted of killing his own son in Seneca county in 2008, won’t start until April — was scheduled to begin next week, but his attorney was granted a delay so Karlsen could undergo a mental competency exam. #ROC pic.twitter.com/fgkT0wziPR
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the reason behind the murder was for Karl to collect on a $200,000 life insurance policy he took out 19 days before her death, the Sonora Union-Democrat revealed.
She was found dead trapped in a bathroom with a boarded-up window, a news outlet reported.
Karl Karlsen Trial
In court Monday, Karl Karlsen showed no emotion as the verdict was read after a month-long trial that featured testimony from 35 prosecution witnesses, including members of his family and his wife’s family, the Union-Democrat reported.
He is set to be sentenced in March and faces life without parole.
Defense attorney Richard Esquivel defended his client by claiming his appeal for the conviction would come.
Christina Karlsen’s death revealed after Karl Karlsen’s imprisoning for their son’s death.
He had also taken out insurance on his second wife, a revelation that led her to cooperate with prosecutors, The Associated Press had reported in 2013.