TOLEDO -- The former boyfriend of an Ohio woman has pleaded guilty in connection with the slaying of the woman's daughter whose remains were found three months after she was reported missing in June.
Steven King II, 24, pleaded guilty in a Toledo courtroom Tuesday to aggravated murder, tampering with evidence, abuse of a corpse, and obstructing justice.
King was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty.
King said he found 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth injured in her bedroom in June and tried to resuscitate her. He said he then smothered her and put her in a box. Her mother, Angela Steinfurth, was in court Tuesday afternoon to face similar charges. Investigators spent the past six months looking into what happened.
Angela Steinfurth entered an Alford plea to a murder charge in her daughter's death.. Steinfurth will be sentenced to a life sentence with the possibility of parole after 18 years.
An Alford plea is not an admission of guilt. A defendant entering an Alford plea agrees to be found guilty, but does not admit he or she committed the crime.
Steinfurth had faced murder and obstruction of justice charges in the case before making a plea Tuesday.