PAINESVILLE, OHIO: A Northeast Ohio man is set to be arraigned Friday on charges alleging he plotted with a romantically involved teenage foster daughter to kill his wife.
The indictment returned by a Lake County grand jury charged 43-year-old Kevin Knoefel of Willoughby Hills with conspiracy to commit aggravated murder and complicity to aggravated murder. His 41-year-old wife, Lisa, was found stabbed to death in their home last November.
Their 18-year-old foster daughter also has been held in the case.
The indictment says Knoefel and the teen were romantically involved. He’s charged with sexual battery stemming from his role as a foster father.
Knoefel’s attorney, Michael Connick, tells The Plain Dealer in Cleveland he’s reluctant to comment on the case because he doesn’t want to taint potential jurors.
Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com