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Guilty on all counts

(Painesville) - Forty-three year old Kevin Knoefel was found guilty on all counts in the death of his wife Lisa.

The Lake County Common Pleas Court jury deliberated for 9.5 hours before making the decision on Wednesday afternoon.

A panel of seven men and five women found Knoefel guilty of sexual battery, and conspiracy and complicity to commit aggravated murder.

Prosecutors claimed the Willoughby Hills resident conspired with his 17 year old foster daughter to kill his 41 year old wife. Police said Knoefel also had a sexual relationship with the teen.

The foster daughter Sabrina Zunich, testified that she was in love with Kevin, and he urged her to killed Lisa to get his wife out the way.

Kevin Knoefel's attorney is vowing an appeal, and claims Zunich is mentally ill and carried out the murder on her own.

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