CHARITON COUNTY, Mo. — A motion for continuance has been filed ahead of Thursday’s preliminary hearing for a woman accused in the death of her infant in Chariton County.

The motion was filed by the prosecuting attorney yesterday as subpoenas were being served for the 1:30 p.m. hearing against 19-year-old Sarah M. Linebaugh, of Rothville.

Linebaugh was charged with first degree murder after her two month old daughter, Sofia, was suffocated on March 18, 2018. A probable cause statement says Linebaugh attempted to take her own life after the death of the infant.

The motion also asked for a ruling in chambers from the judge. The motion will be considered during the hearing Thursday afternoon.