Recovering mother charged with infanticide

| April 26, 2018
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ROTHVILLE, MO – A recovering Rothville mother has been charged with infanticide after an investigation into an infant death in March.

Investigators found 2-month-old Sophia Linebaugh dead at a Main Street residence March 18. Her mother, Sara Linebaugh, 19, was hospitalized from a related incident. She is now charged in court records with first degree murder.  Chariton County Sheriff and Highway Patrol collaborated in the investigation.

Future court dates have not been set. Bond is set at $100,00 cash only.

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