A little less than a year ago (time flies, GT), I first posted some True Crime junk about Karl Karlsen, the greedy pill addict murderer who eventually pled guilty to killing his own son for the sake of the insurance money. Karlsen killed Levi in 2008, but he wasn't arrested or even investigated until four years later. His second marriage was circling the drain, and his soon-to-be ex had been around for enough of the previous insurance bonanzas to go straight to the police when she learned he had secretly taken out a $1.2 million life insurance policy on her. He admitted to pushing the truck off its jack after luring his kid underneath, but his specialty appears to have been setting fires. He had collected the insurance money when his parked truck ignited, and when he was deep underwater in some cockamamie ranching scheme, his barn mysteriously caught fire and burnt up all his expensive Belgian draft horses. Way back in 1991, his first wife and son Levi's mother was killed in a fire twenty days after he took out a $200,000 life insurance policy on her. I said at the time that the authorities in California were taking another look at the case, and now he's been charged with murdering her for the purpose of financial gain.
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