Angela Steinfurth, mother of murdered East Toledo toddler Elaina Steinfurth, this afternoon filed an Alford Plea in Lucas County Court. Essentially a deal to plead guilty, Steinfurth maintains her innocence in the death of her daughter, but accepts reponsibility for the murder. Included in the guilty plea is acceptance of responibility for obstruction of justice charges.
Steinfurth is sentenced to life in prison, eligible for parole after 18 years.
Steven King, her ex-boyfriend, also plead guilty this morning in a similar plea deal to charges of aggravated murder, abuse of corpse, and obstruction of justice.
We'll have more on this story throughout the afternoon, with Scott Sands this afternoon, and Fred LeFebvre & The Morning News on 1370WSPD.