PAINESVILLE, Ohio - A northeast Ohio man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he plotted with a romantically involved teenage foster daughter to kill his wife.
A judge in Lake County set $5 million bond Friday for 43-year-old Kevin Knoefel of Willoughby Hills. He pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit aggravated murder and complicity to aggravated murder.
His 41-year-old wife, Lisa, was found stabbed to death in their home last November.
Their 18-year-old foster daughter has been charged with murder.
The indictment says Knoefel and the teen were romantically involved. He's charged with sexual battery stemming from his role as a foster father.