In a US court of law, all defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty.
That fact is why Angela Steinfurth's father, Richard Schiewe, tells WNWO that he plans to ask a judge to allow his daughter to attend funeral services for 1-year-old Elaina Steinfurth later this week.
Angela Steinfurth, and her ex-boyfriend Steven King, are the only two people facing charges in the case of the East Toledo toddler who was reporting missing in early June and found dead earlier this month.
Elaina's mother is scheduled to appear in a Lucas County courtroom on Wednesday morning on a charge of obstructing justice.
On Tuesday afternoon, funeral arrangements were announced for Baby Elaina.
The toddler's skeletal remains were found in a detached garage, at the home were she was last seen June 2. The home is the former residence of Steven King, Angela Steinfurth's ex-boyfriend, who is also facing an obstruction of justice charge in the case.
WNWO reached out to both the Lucas County Prosecutor's Office and Angela Steinfurth's attorney for comment on Schiewe's planned request, neither has responded as of midnight on Wednesday morning.
Toledo Police were asked about the request and said while they did not think the proposal would be granted they had not heard specifically what was being requested by Mr. Schiewe.