Teen charged with killing foster mom
A teenager under arrest for her foster mother’s murder has been charged with aggravated murder.
The Lake County Grand Jury have filed a one count indictment against 19-year-old Sabrina Zunich.
Zunich was arrested immediately after the murder of Lisa Knoefel on November 16, 2012.
Last month, Lisa’s husband, Kevin Knoefel and Sabrina’s foster father, was found guilty of six counts of sexual battery against Sabrina Zunich.
Kevin Knoefel was also found guilty of three counts of complicity to commit aggravated murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder in Lisa Knoefel’s death.
The 43-year-old was accused of seducing his foster daughter, Sabrina Zunich, and then convincing her to kill his wife.
Zunich said it was Knoefel who hatched the plan to kill his wife and collect $785,000 from various life insurance policies. She said she was following Knoefel’s plan when she stabbed Lisa Knoefel 178 times.
Knoefel faces life in prison when he’s sentenced in August. Sabrina Zunich is expected to be in court next week.
If convicted she faces life in prison with the possibility of parole after serving 23 years, life in prison with the possibility of parole after serving 25 years, life in prison with the possibility of parole after serving 30 years or life in prison without parole.