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Steinfurth, King to be transferred to state custody

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The two people convicted in the death of Toledo toddler Elaina Steinfurth could be transferred to state custody Thursday.

Angela Steinfurth and Steven King are locked up at Lucas County Jail for killing the 18-month-old.

Earlier this week, the pair received life sentences for their roles in the girl's death.

Steinfurth will be eligible for parole in 18 years, King in 25 years.

Thursday morning, Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates called their actions "a black eye on our area."

She said she feels for the family and friends and the community, who were tricked for months.

"How tragic, when a child is lost, and everyone gathered to try to find that child and search the vacant houses and the neighborhoods and the shrubbery and the river bank. And, point of fact, that child was dead, in a bag in a box in a garage. How very sad that is," she says.

Bates will appear on this week's episode of Roundtable with Jeff Smith, talking about the case in depth and what she sees when she looks at Angela Steinfurth and Steven King. Roundtable airs Sunday at noon and is available to watch anytime online at 13abc.com/roundtable.

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