Murder charges dropped for mother who drove her children into ocean

DAYTONA, FL. (WESH) – Florida prosecutors have agreed to drop the attempted murder charges against the mother who drove a van into the ocean with her children inside.

Ebony Wilkerson drove her three children into the ocean in Daytona Beach in March. Rescuers pulled Wilkerson’s 3, 9 and 10-year-old children from the sinking vehicle. The oldest child told beach officers that her mother took them to the beach “so we could die,” according to investigators.

The prosecution and defense have agreed that Wilkerson was temporarily insane at the time of the incident.

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