Judge increases bond for northeast Ohio teen accused of fatally stabbing foster mom in 2012


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PAINESVILLE, Ohio — A judge has increased the bond from $750,000 to $5 million for a woman who testified that her foster father convinced her to kill his wife in November 2012.

Nineteen-year-old Sabrina Zunich was indicted on a charge of aggravated murder last week in the stabbing death of 41-year-old Lisa Knoefel (ku-NOF'-ul).

The (Willoughby) News-Herald (http://bit.ly/1mz78er ) reports she is scheduled for trial Sept. 3, but a plea agreement is likely that will see her sentenced to life in prison with a chance for parole after 30 years.

She is charged with plotting with her foster father to kill Lisa Knoefel at their suburban Cleveland home. A Lake County jury convicted 43-year-old Kevin Knoefel last month of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder in his wife's death. His sentencing is Aug. 6.


Information from: The News-Herald, http://www.news-herald.com/jrc-html/index/index_p33.html

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