WILLOUGHBY HILLS -- A 43-year-old man who was arrested last week in connection with his wife's stabbing death from last November will be in court this afternoon.
Kevin Knoefel, 43, pleaded not guilty Friday in Lake County Common Pleas Court to conspiring with his foster daughter to kill his wife.
Arraigning Judge Vincent A. Culotta set bond at $5 million cash or surety.
Knoefel was taken into custody last week after a lengthy investigation into the Nov. 16, 2012 murder of his wife, Lisa Knoefel.
After Lisa was killed, authorities arrested and charged 18-year-old Sabrina Zunich, who was identified in earlier reports as the couple's foster daughter.
It's alleged that Kevin Knoefel engaged in discussions with Zunich and devised multiple plans to murder his wife while she was asleep.
He's also accused of telling Zunich which knife should be used in the stabbing.