Murder charges filed in Baby Elaina caseWritten by Staff Reports | | email@example.com
New charges were filed Dec. 2 against Angela Steinfurth and her ex-boyfriend Steven W. King.
Steinfurth was indicted by a grand jury for murder while King was indicted by a grand jury for aggravated murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.
Both are also charged with obstruction of justice in the case of Steinfurth’s 18-month-old daughter Elaina, who was reported missing in June and whose body was found in King’s mother’s East Toledo garage in September.
Steinfurth faces 15 years to life on the murder charge. King faces 20 years to life for aggravated murder, nine to 36 months for tampering with evidence and six to 12 months for abuse of a corpse. Obstruction of justice carries a possible sentence of nine to 36 months.
Both will appear in court Dec. 3 for pretrial hearings. King’s trial is set for Dec. 9. Steinfurth’s trial date has not been set.
Jeff Lingo, chief of the criminal division for the Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office, declined to comment on the indictments.