Angela Steinfurth’s defense requests more timeWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The mother of missing toddler Elaina Steinfurth had her pretrial hearing pushed back to Sept. 4.
Angela Steinfurth, who was arrested June 12 on obstruction of justice charges, appeared in court Aug. 14. Her defense requested more time to review new evidence from the prosecution. Judge Gary Cook granted the request.
Angela’s ex-boyfriend, Steven W. King, was charged with obstruction of justice on July 22. He is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 15.
Elaina was reported missing June 2 when her father Terry Steinfurth Jr. came to pick up his daughter between noon and 1 p.m. at a home on Federal Street. An argument ensued when Angela refused to give him Elaina, according to several witnesses.
Almost an hour after the start of the argument, Angela went in to get Elaina but came out “crying and screaming” that Elaina was gone, according to Terry Steinfurth Sr., Elaina’s grandfather.
The family began searching the area for Elaina. They called the police when she could not be found.