Romulus killer found guilty of first-degree murder in California

A jury has found Karl Karlsen guilty of first-degree murder in California.

It was the 1991 case involving the death of his first wife.

Prosecutors said that Karlsen started their home on fire, while his wife Christina was inside. He then collected on a hefty life insurance policy.

That policy was worth approximately $200,000.

He pleaded guilty back in 2013 to killing his son Levi for the same motive. A life insurance policy had been taken out, which was valued at approximately $700,000.

When the verdict was read, local outlets report that Karlsen showed no emotion.

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