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Reports: Karl Karlsen charged in California for wife’s 1991 death

Reports: Karl Karlsen charged in California for wife’s 1991 death

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WATERLOO, N.Y. (AP) — A man imprisoned in New York for killing his son to collect on his life insurance is now charged with murdering his first wife in 1991 for the same reason.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that Karl Karlsen was charged in Calaveras County, California, Friday with first-degree murder in the death of Christina Karlsen.

Karl Karlsen pleaded guilty in Seneca County in November to a charge of second-degree murder. He admits he allowed a truck to fall off a jack and onto his 23-year-old son, Levi, who was working underneath it in the town of Romulus in 2008.

Karlsen collected $700,000 in insurance after his son’s death. He’d received $200,000 after the 1991 fire that killed Christina Karlsen, Levi’s mother.

 

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