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Pregnant Mom Who Drove Van With Her Kids Into Ocean Charged With Attempted Murder! Cried "Our Mommy's Trying To Kill Us!" During Rescue!

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mom who drove van with her kids into ocean charged with attempted murder

Such a scary story.

We're just glad the children ended up OK.

However, it remains to be seen what will happen to Ebony Wilkerson, the pregnant woman who drove her van and three kids into the ocean, after she was charged with three counts of premeditated attempted first degree murder.

Daytona Beach police actually initially stopped the pregnant mother after her sister called police saying how her sister had left the house with the kids talking about some pretty weird stuff. Her sister said:

"She's talking about Jesus, that there's demons in the house. She's got the kids in the car with her."

When the police stopped her, she seemed OK, so the police had to let her go.

Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson said:

"If she made any statements that she was suicidal or homicidal officers would have taken her into custody."

After she drove the van into the ocean, rescuers sprung into action and saved the three children. One rescuer Tim Tesseneer said:

"The two in the back seat was crying, with their arms out saying 'Our mommy's trying to kill us, please help'. The kids are like, 'No there's a baby. There's a baby. She (the mother) wouldn't say a word. She didn't tell us nothing about a baby. She had this look on her face. I can't describe it. It was just an awful blank look, like spaced out look."

Police say the children were lucky to have escaped the van alive, and if they had been in there for even a couple more minutes - the outcome would've most likely be different. Volusia County Beach Safety Dir. Mark Swanson said:

"The waves were strong, and the water was cold. If it had been minutes longer, the outcome probably would have been different."

Luckily, all of the children are OK.

And hopefully their mom will get the help she needs, and the children will be placed in the hands of relatives or friends of the family that will be able to give them the proper care they need.

Check out the video of the ordeal if you missed it… (below)

[Video via Simon Besner.]

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8 comments to “Pregnant Mom Who Drove Van With Her Kids Into Ocean Charged With Attempted Murder! Cried "Our Mommy's Trying To Kill Us!" During Rescue!”

  1. Dr. Remulak says – reply to this


    She'll walk. No punishment.

  2. 2

    This kind of post is as bad as posting celebrity children.

  3. 3

    Sad story, glad the children are OK.

  4. 4

    She was clearly delusional and/or psychotic. Very, very mentally ill. Hopefully this entire family can heal. I also disagree with giving these kinds of stories attention. Thankfully this story didn't end more tragically than it already has. Can you imagine what those children are going to have to live with? Mental illness is very serious and should not be taken lightly or sensationalized. This woman likely wasn't evil, she was just very, very ill and needs some very serious help. Mental illness: The last socially acceptable societal prejudice. And mothers are some of society's most vulnerable members with the most pressure on them to be 'perfect'. It's vilification of women like these who (more commonly than you may think) happen to have these thoughts and feelings that make it so hard for women to make that step and reach out and get help before it gets this serious.

  5. 5

    Glad this ended so well. So lucky !!!

  6. Teresa Andrews says – reply to this


    There is so much sadness in the world.

  7. Hot Loony Meat says – reply to this


    That father sure can pick em. Way to give your children a quality mother.
    Schools days should be one hour longer so they can add "how to breed (the mistakes we make today effect humans of tomorrow) 101" to the curriculum.
    I'm glad the kids are ok and pray the genetics of mental illness spare them. If not, then they are not ok.

  8. @v@ says – reply to this


    Not sure, but I read somewhere that she was on some kind of pharma. Her life is ruined for a while, but the kids are alright. I hope she gets proper help and can find her way back.