Karl Karlsen to be subject of new Dateline show

Updated: 01/16/2014 11:12 AM
Created: 01/15/2014 12:28 PM WHEC.com

A Seneca County father who pleaded guilty to killing his son for insurance money will be the subject of an all-new Dateline show.

Dateline correspondent Andrea Canning will sit down with Karl Karlsen's wife, Cindy Karlsen in an exclusive TV interview and with investigator Jeff Arnold, who is speaking out about this case.

Karlsen is spending 15 years in prison for the 2008 murder of his son, Levi. Karlsen originally told police he came home and found his son dead. Investigators later learned about an insurance policy taken out on Levi days before his death. 

Investigators have also been reviewing the 1991 death of Karlsen’s former wife, Christina Karlsen. She died in a Calaveras County, Calif., fire that also resulted in an insurance payout. Karlsen has denied causing her death. 

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