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Karlsen Murder Trial Date Set

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The murder trial is scheduled to begin next week in Seneca County Court for a man accused of killing his own son.

The murder trial of Karl Karlsen begins Friday, November 1.

Karlsen is accused of causing a pickup truck to fall off a jack in 2008, crushing son, Levi Karlsen, 23, to death.

He also faces fraud charges for filing a will for his son, naming himself as sole beneficiary. That will was filed the day before Levi's death.

It included custody of Levi's two children and a $700,000 life insurance policy taken out only a few weeks earlier.

Earlier this month, a judge ruled Karlsen's statements made to his wife while she was wearing a wire could be used in the trial.

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