Oregon woman charged in death of son, 2, in February house fire

Oregonian - 04-23


A Stayton woman whose toddler son was killed in a house fire in February now faces charges in the boy’s death. Jessica M. Pearce, 26, was indicted last Wednesday on charges of second-degree manslaughter and second-degree child neglect in the death of 2-year-old Christopher Pearce, court records show. She was arraigned on the charges in Marion County Circuit Court on Monday.