Judge will allow statements from wife, cops in Karlsen case
Waterloo (WSYR-TV) – A judge has determined that recorded conversations that may implicate Karl Karlsen in his son’s death in Seneca County will be fair game.
Karlsen was accused in 2012 of murdering his son in 2008 in an effort to cash in on 23-year-old Levi Karlsen’s life insurance policy.
During that incident, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies said that the younger man died after becoming pinned underneath a car he had been working on. At the time, they believed it was a tragic accident.
The substantial life insurance policy named Karlsen and his wife as sole beneficiaries.
The sticking points in the trial were Karlsen’s recorded statements to police, along with a recorded conversation between Karlsen and his wife, Cindy.
The judge noted that police read Karlsen his Miranda rights, and the man waived them.
Karlsen was not denied due process and was not induced to falsely incriminate himself, the judge said.
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