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Day 5: Defense in Kevin Knoefel murder trial try to do damage control

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LAKE COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -

As the week winds down the defense of Kevin Knoefel is ramping up as his attorney's try to counter the highly damaging testimony of Sabrina Zunich about his involvement in planning the murder of his wife Lisa.

There is no dispute who killed Lisa Knoefel. Sabrina Zunich did it and admits it -- but did her sexual involvement with Kevin, her professed love for him, and his manipulation lead her do it?

Friday morning Sabrina's aunt Frances Corley filled in further details of Kevin's manipulation.

She said he convinced Sabrina to put her savings account in his name, something the aunt was suspicious of. 

"Kevin had borrowed money from her," Frances Corley stated to the court.

She later said the amount was $10,000.  

On cross examination she was forced to admit repeatedly that Sabrina often lied.  

Finally, on a jail visit she said Sabrina came clean about her involvement with Kevin and it revealed how much control he had over her.

When the aunt confronted Sabrina she said Sabrina told her that she and Kevin did not have sex, they made love. 

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