Bond reduced and hearing scheduled for mother charged with murder

| May 23, 2018
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CHARITON COUNTY, Mo. – A Rothville mother accused of murder in the death of her infant, received a bond reduction in Chariton County Tuesday morning.

Sarah M. Linebaugh, 19, is eligible to post $50,000 cash or surety insead of the original $100,000 cash only. A warrant was issued April 26, 2018 of the year, charging Linebaugh with first degree murder, after the March 18, 2018 death of her two month old daughter, Sophia Linebaugh. Court document say Linebaugh suffocated her daughter during a bath, then shot herself in an attempt to take her own life.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2018.

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