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Mother charged in death of 8-year-old son

Updated: Thursday, January 9 2014, 02:08 PM CST
Written by: Rachel Snody (

State Police say Jessica Pfaff, 32, of Greencastle has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of her 8-year-old son.

On September 1st, police say Pfaff's 6-year-old son located a firearm inside their home in Southampton Township, Cumberland County, and shot his 8-year-old brother. The 8-year-old was taken to Hershey Medical Center and was pronounced dead.

Police say Pfaff was sleeping when the shooting occurred.

On January 9th, an arrest warrant was issued for Pfaff. She was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, involuntary manslaughter, and two counts of recklessly endangering another person.

Pfaff is currently in Cumberland County Prison. Mother charged in death of 8-year-old son

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