“Next in Line: I Married a Murderer”, that’s the working title of a forthcoming book from Cindy Best. Cindy used to be known as Cindy Karlsen. She was married for 18 years to convicted murder Karl Karlsen. Speaking to students at Hobart and William Smith Colleges last night, Cindy told the story of how she got Karl to confess to killing his own son.
Karl pleaded guilty in November 2013 to killing his son Levi for a $700,000 insurance policy. He was later sentenced in Seneca County Court to 15 years to life in prison.
Karlsen is awaiting a trial later this year in California on charges he murdered his first wife Christina in 1991. He collected $200,000 after she died in a house fire.