Attempted Murder Charges for Mom in Ocean Drive

Friday, 07 Mar 2014 02:10 PM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

A pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three young children into the ocean surf off Florida is being charged with attempted murder and aggravated child abuse.

Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson said Friday that 31-year-old Ebony Wilkerson is being charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated child abuse.

Bystanders and officers helped pull Wilkerson and her children from their minivan as it was almost submerged on Tuesday on Daytona Beach. The children are aged 10, 9 and 3.

The sheriff says Wilkerson has denied trying to harm her children, but her children told investigators otherwise.

Johnson says the windows were rolled up and the doors were locked. He says one of the children tried to wrestle the steering wheel away.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Obamacare Tops Hot-Button Issues Soon Before Supreme Court

Friday, 26 Dec 2014 10:02 AM

The Supreme Court will tackle a laundry list of high-profile cases during the first six months of the new year, includin . . .

20 States to Increase Minimum Wage Next Year

Friday, 26 Dec 2014 14:07 PM

Twenty states across the country will raise their minimum wage on the first day of 2015, increasing the pay of more than . . .

Va. Lawmaker Wants to Clear Home Kitchens of Govt Inspectors

Friday, 26 Dec 2014 14:03 PM

Legislation is brewing in the Virginia legislature to give the state's cooks some relief from the state and local inspec . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved