Karlsen Trial Starts

Karlsen Trial Starts

Jury selection will begin today in the Calaveras County Superior Court for the murder trial of Karl Karlsen.  Karlsen, who is currently serving a fifteen-year sentence in New York for the 2008 murder of his son in order to collect on his life insurance payout, is being tried in Calaveras County for the alleged murder of his wife who died in a house fire, at the family’s home in Murphys, back in 1991.  It is alleged that Karlsen murdered his wife to collect on her life insurance policy.  The trial is expected to take up to four weeks.                                                                                                                           

Written by Steve Rechter

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