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Steven King pleads guilty to aggravated murder in Baby Elaina death

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Steven King has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder in the death of Baby Elaina Steinfurth.  The toddler disappeared from an East Toledo home in June.  King is the ex-boyfriend of Elaina's mother, Angela. 

In court today, King pleaded guilty to aggravated murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.

In court Tuesday afternoon, King told a judge he found Elaina injured in a bedroom on June 2nd.  He said he tried to perform CPR and cover the little girl's mouth and nose.  King did not say how the toddler got hurt.  He then admitted to putting Elaina's body into a bag.

Angela Steinfurth is expected to appear before a judge later today.  She is facing a murder charge in connection to the baby's death. 

Prosecutors say an agreement has been reached on Steven King's sentence. For the aggravated murder he'll be sentenced to life, for tampering with evidence he will receive 2 years, and for abuse of a corpse he swill serve one year. The sentences are all to run consecutively. The life sentence will make him eligible for parole after 25 years.

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