NY - Karl Karlsen charged in murders of wife (1991) & son (2008)

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  1. Reader

    Reader New Member

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    http://centurylink.net/news/read/ca...ap-wifes_fear_leads_to_new_look_at_husband-ap

    WATERLOO, N.Y. (AP) — The more Cindy Karlsen learned about her husband, Karl, the more suspicious she became.

    There was the $700,000 life insurance payout he received after the 2008 death of his grown son, who was crushed when the pickup truck he was working under suddenly slipped off its jack. There was the $200,000 life insurance payout he received when his first wife died in a house fire nearly two decades earlier. And finally for Cindy Karlsen, there was the $1.2 million policy that her husband had now taken out on her life.

    That's what prompted her to work with police, leading to second-degree murder and insurance fraud charges against Karl Karlsen in the death of his 23-year-old son, Levi. And New York and California authorities are now taking a new look at the circumstances of the 1991 death of his former wife, Christina Karlsen..........

    A week later, Karlsen would spend 9½ hours being interrogated by police. Seventy-five times, Karlsen denied killing his son, said his lawyer, Lawrence Kasperek. Eventually, he signed a statement acknowledging he had knocked the truck off its jack and walked away........

    In an interview with The Post-Standard of Syracuse a month after his arrest, Karlsen said his ex-wife's death, his son's death and even a 2002 fire at his Seneca County farm that killed his Belgian draft horses, for which he collected $80,000 in insurance money, were all just coincidences.

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  3. ATasteOfHoney

    ATasteOfHoney Active Member

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    I think there should be a rule that if someone takes a life insurance policy out on you, you should be made aware of it and agree to it.

    Really....
     
  4. believe09

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    WOW-I wonder what the biggest kick was for him, the money or the killing? This is also another excellent example of why you should always listen to that intuition.
     
  5. LietKynes

    LietKynes Well-Known Member

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    Read about this case earlier... appalling. His own son.
     
  6. Charlie09

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    This was my parent's biggest fear when I was married...good for her for listening to her inner fear!
     
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    http://www.syracuse.com/news/index....ife_in_1991_california_fire.html#incart_river

     
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    http://www.fltimes.com/news/article_bc98b99a-30b3-11e4-9162-0019bb2963f4.html

     
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    http://www.calaverasenterprise.com/news/article_bd5c8e86-3489-11e4-9584-0019bb2963f4.html

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-man-killed-son-charged-wife-death-article-1.1922241

     
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    Wow - first time that I have read this. Could not have been easy for Cindy to take that risk and push the police to investigate. Brave woman.
     
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    ​Karlsen pleads not guilty in wife's 1991 death
    http://www.calaverasenterprise.com/news/article_230335a4-0815-11e6-b0f6-33b99680f93a.html?
     
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    http://www.fltimes.com/news/karlsen...cle_9b2afdf2-56bf-11e6-9927-dfcffbc397d8.html
     
  13. JusticeWillBeServed

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    http://www.uniondemocrat.com/home/4830076-151/no-plea-yet-for-karlsen

     
  14. glf

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    He ought to be thrown in the lions den at the zoo.
     
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    Karlsen enters plea of not guilty

    http://www.uniondemocrat.com/localnews/4890418-151/karlsen-enters-plea-of-not-guilty?referrer=bullet3

     
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    http://www.uniondemocrat.com/localnews/4961850-151/no-trial-date-set-in-karlsen-murder-case?referrer=bullet3

     
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    Aren't the insured and the beneficiary required to sign? Of course, if it is not witnessed, what good is it? Any life insurance agents know? Do the laws vary state-to-state?
     
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    Karlsen lawyers make procedural motions

    http://www.uniondemocrat.com/home/5040733-151/karlsen-lawyers-make-procedural-motions

     
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    Karlsen Trial Dismissal Motion Denied

    http://www.ledger.news/news/karlsen-trial-dismissal-motion-denied/article_e7a247fa-004a-11e7-a11b-2339c2427817.html

     
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    Karlsen continues in trial setting conferences

    http://www.uniondemocrat.com/localnews/5179610-151/karlsen-continues-in-trial-setting-conferences?referrer=fpblob

     
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