Sentencing set for NY man who admitted killing son

Sentencing set for NY man who admitted killing son

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WATERLOO, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say an upstate New York man who admitted killing his son in an insurance scheme that netted him $700,000 is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday.

Fifty-three-year-old Karl Karlsen pleaded guilty on Nov. 6 to second-degree murder a day before his trial was set to open. The Syracuse Post-Standard reports (http://bit.ly/195YqVb) Karlsen is set to be sentenced on Monday in Seneca County Court.

Karlsen was charged with murder and insurance fraud in the death of his son Levi. Prosecutors say Karlsen killed the 23-year-old in 2008 by toppling a truck on him as he worked underneath. Karlsen was sole beneficiary of Levi's insurance policy.

Judge Dennis Bender has said he would sentence Karlsen to 15 years to life in state prison.

Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com

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