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Wife feared she’d be next victim of Seneca County man

The wife of a Seneca County man accused of killing his son for insurance money says she left her husband because she feared she would be his next victim.

Cindy Karlsen testified Friday at a pretrial hearing for Karl Karlsen. He is charged with murder and insurance fraud in the 2008 death of his son, Levi.

The Syracuse Post-Standard reports that Cindy Karlsen testified that she began to suspect in the summer of 2011 that her husband had killed his son by knocking a truck off a jack at their Romulus home.

She told a Seneca County judge she discovered that her husband had used some proceeds from Levi’s life insurance settlement to buy a policy on her.

Karlsen’s lawyer says police badgered him into a false confession.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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