A Hamilton teenager charged in connection with the shooting death of a LaHarpe woman New Year’s Day was in Hancock County Circuit Court Tuesday.

The attorney for Antonio Sanchez announced that he would file a motion for a mental fitness exam for his client.

Sanchez is charged with three counts of first degree murder and one count of aggravated battery in connection with the shooting death of 19 year old Madison Finch January 1st at a party at a home in LaHarpe.

If he is found fit to stand trial, Sanchez will be tried as an adult because of the first degree murder charge.

Sanchez faces a preliminary hearing February 20th. He remains in the Hancock County Jail.