(Painesville) - 44 year old Kevin Knoefel has been sentenced to life in prison  for conspiring with his foster daughter to kill his wife.  

Lisa Knoefel was stabbed to death in the couple's Willoughby Hills home in November 2012.  

The couple's foster daughter, 19 year old Sabrina Zunich testified that the murder was part of a plot hatched by Kevin Knoefel.  

Kevin Knoefel signs sentencing paperwork.

He was convicted on murder conspiracy and sexual battery charges in June.  Judge Joseph Gibson sentenced 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.  

Defense Attorney Micheal Connick says there will be an appeal. 

Photo Credit: WTAM / Ken Robinson 

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