Seneca County father sentenced for murder in son's death

Posted at: 12/16/2013 7:15 AM
Updated at: 12/16/2013 8:00 PM

A Seneca County man who admitted to killing his son is scheduled to learn his punishment on Monday. Karl Karlsen was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

He pleaded guilty to the 2008 murder of his son, Levi, just before his trial was set to begin in November. 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.
The district attorney says his office agreed to drop an insurance fraud charge in exchange for the guilty plea.