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Willoughby: Woman in court in murder of foster mother

5:47 PM, Nov 19, 2012   |    comments
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WILLOUGBY -- 18-year-old Sabrina Zunich appeared in Willoughby Municipal Court Monday, charged with murder in the stabbing death of her foster mother, Lisa Knoefel, 41, in their Chagrin Drive home.

She was given a court-appointed attorney and did not enter a plea, according to court records.

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After her Monday court appearance, she was taken back to the Lake County Jail after failing to post a $750,000 bond.

Her next court appearance, a preliminary hearing, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Police were called at 1:15 a.m. Friday by a 13-year-old in the home.

Police arrived and entered the home and say they found Zunich covered in blood and holding a knife, police said.

Zunich was taken to Lake West Hospital.

Police then found Knoefel in the first-floor master bedroom with several stab wounds.

EMS crews pronounced her dead at the scene.

When Zunich was released from lake West, police took her into custody.

WKYC-TV

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