Charges reduced for pregnant mother who drove children into ocean
A pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three small children into the Atlantic ocean has had has had charges against her reduced.
Ebony Wilkerson, 32, was charged on three counts of attempted first-degree murder and child abuse following the March 4 incident.
Prosecutors in Daytona Beach say they’ve filed attempted second-degree murder and child abuse charges against a pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three small children into the Atlantic surf.[…]The Daytona Beach News-Journal (HTTP://BIT.LY/1QI1UIS ) reports prosecutors wouldn’t say why charges were reduced.
Public Defender James Purdy said in a statement he plans to enter not guilty pleas at Wilkerson’s arraignment Thursday. He says he believes evidence will show Wilkerson never intended to harm the children – ages 3, 9 and 10 – or herself.
People who were at the beach rescued the children.
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