Angela Steinfurth accepts responsibility in death of baby Elaina

Angela Steinfurth sobbed in court Tuesday.

An east Toledo mother will spend at least the next 18 years behind bars for her role in the death of her baby daughter.

Angela Steinfurth entered an Alford Plea in Lucas County Common Pleas court Tuesday afternoon to a charge of murder in the death of her 18-month-old daughter, Elaina Steinfurth.

The east Toledo toddler was reported missing on June 2. In September, investigators discovered her remains in a detached garage at the Federal Street home Angela shared with her then boyfriend, Steven King.

Steinfurth was seen sobbing uncontrollably as she entered the courtroom Tuesday. She maintained her innocence but accepted responsibility acknowledging that the evidence against her was sufficient for the court to convict her. She received a reduced sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 18 years.

Earlier Tuesday, King plead guilty to charges of aggravated murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. He agreed to a plea deal with a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

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At Tuesday's sentencing, prosectors said Angela threw her daughter across a room, off the bed and onto the floor before having sex with King. The girl cried the next day as she was suffering from a bump on her head, bloody nostrils and a black eye.

Earlier Tuesday morning, King told the court he went into the room where Elaina had been sleeping the night before she went missing. King noticed Elaina was injured and tried performing CPR, but blood came out of her mouth and nose. That's when King covered Elaina's mouth and nose until she stopped breathing.

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The mother was said to have placed Elaina's diapers along the banks of the Maumee River to throw off investigators. Angela and King had been held in the Lucas County Jail on charges of obstruction of justice since the summer.

Judge Gary Cook addressed Steinfurth in court saying, "There is no place on Earth for this type of behavior."

The Lucas County coroner ruled baby Elaina's death a homicide in November. The report described fractures to her arms and legs as "non-accidental trauma."

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