ABC's 20/20 Report: Daughter Says Dad is a Killer (Video)

UPDATE Saturday 2pm -

Friday night ABC's 20/20 reported on what they called " the explosive case" about to go to trial, a son crushed under a 5,000 pound pickup truck, the dramatic call to 911, the parents and their cries for help. Was the accident really a surprise to everyone? Because when investigators start digging a shocking discovery.

David Muir has the story from Seneca County.  Watch part of the 20/20 report below.

 

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Another ABC News program is set to tell the story of the Romulus man accused of killing his own 23-year-old son and collecting over 700 thousand dollars in insurance money.

Karl Karlsen's arrest and upcoming murder trial is scheduled to be featured on the investigative television news show "20/20" tonight. ABC's "Good Morning America" and "Nightline" have already broadcast reports about the Seneca County case.

Karlsen's daughter speaks out for the first time, Erin Deroche tells ABC News' "20/20" that she has no doubts that her father is responsible for her deaths of her brother and mother.

Karlsen is charged with second-degree murder and insurance fraud in the death of son, Levi, in 2008. Karlsen is accused of knocking his 5,000-pound pickup off a jack and onto Levi's chest.


Karl Karlsen - Photo by Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes News Radio.

Jury selection was delayed this week because defense attorney Lawrence Kasperek of Rochester is recovering from emergency eye surgery he had last week. Just under 300 people remain to be questioned.

The trial was schedule to start next week, but now its likely to start early November.

Cailfornia police are looking into a 1991 fire that killed Karlsen's first wife.

"20/20" aired Friday night at 10PM

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