CHARITON COUNTY, Mo. – At a hearing in Chariton County Tuesday morning, July 24, 2018, a preliminary hearing was scheduled for a mother accused in the death of her child.

The court ordered Sarah M. Linebaugh, 20, of Rothville, to appear on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., for the hearing. Authorities claim Linebaugh suffocated her two month old daughter, Sofia, before shooting herself at their home in March of this year.