Jury selection completed for Willoughby Hills man accused of convincing foster daughter to kill wife


By Tracey Read
Jury selection has been completed in the case of a Willoughby Hills man accused of convincing his foster daughter to kill his wife.
Kevin Knoefel, 43, is on trial on charges of conspiracy and complicity to commit aggravated murder in the Nov. 16, 2012, death of 41-year-old Lisa Knoefel.
Co-defendant Sabrina Zunich, 19, is charged with murder for allegedly stabbing the victim to death but has not yet gone before the grand jury.
Lake County Common Pleas Court Judge Joe Gibson had set aside two days for jury selection. Opening arguments and a jury view are still slated to begin June 2, according to court officials.
Knoefel is also charged with sexual battery for allegedly having an illicit relationship with Zunich, his foster daughter, starting when she was 17.
Knoefel was not at home during the homicide and is claiming Zunich acted alone.