(Painesville) - 44 year old Kevin Knoefel has been sentenced to life in prison Â for conspiring with his foster daughter to kill his wife. Â
Lisa Knoefel was stabbed to death in the couple's Willoughby Hills home in November 2012. Â
The couple's foster daughter, 19 year old Sabrina ZunichÂ testified that the murder was part of a plot hatched by Kevin Knoefel. Â
Kevin Knoefel signs sentencing paperwork.
He was convicted on murder conspiracy and sexual battery charges in June. Â Judge Joseph Gibson sentencedÂ Knoefel to 30 years in prison with a chance for parole after 30 years on the murder conspiracy charges, and an additional 12 years on the sexual battery charges. Â
Defense Attorney Micheal Connick says there will be an appeal.Â
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