BREAKING: Ebony Wilkerson, the South Carolina pregnant mother who drove her minivan into the ocean in Florida with her three kids inside, was charged with attempted first degree murder and aggravated child abuse, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday.
Officials said during a press conference, Ebony Wilkerson’s son tried to fight her for steering wheel while she drove van into ocean.
According to Wilkerson’s booking information (#920097), she was born on 05/09/1981. No mug shot has been posted on the Volusia County Corrections’ page. She is expected to make her first court appearance shortly.
Police said she told kids to close their eyes and get ready to go to sleep because she was taking them to a better place, before she drove minivan into ocean.
Ebony Wilkerson, who is expected to make her first court appearance shortly, is 27 weeks pregnant. She claimed she was sexually assaulted by her husband three days before the Daytona Beach ocean rescue incident.