Ardmore Mother Charged in Child's Death

8-9-05 - An Ardmore mother and her boyfriend have been charged in the death of her baby boy.

Jennifer Pfleger, 21, and her boyfriend Joseph Wilson, 22, are charged with neglect of a child.

Authorities say eight-month-old Xavier Otsuka was living in unfit and unsafe conditions that may have eventually caused his death. He was found dead Friday.

Pfleger told police he fell and hit his head on a table. An autopsy was performed, but the results have not been released.

Both Pfleger and Wilson are in the Carter County Jail.

The Carter County district attorney filed former charges Tuesday afternoon. Bond was set for Pfleger at $200,000 while Wilson received a $500,000 bond.

Both will appear in court for a preliminary hearing on October 20th.