Sheriff: SC mom charged with attempted murder after driving van into ocean

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (WCSC) - Law enforcement in Florida announced that a Berkeley County woman has been arrested after she drove her van with three of her kids onboard into the ocean off Daytona Beach on Tuesday.

Officials with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office say 32-year-old Ebony Wilkerson will be charged with three counts of first-degree attempted murder.

According to Sheriff Ben Johnson, Wilkerson tried to intentionally kill her three kids. Johnson said the children told authorities that their mother was trying to kill them.

Johnson said in a Friday afternoon press conference that one of the children said they were told by their mother to close their and that they were "going to a better place."

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