Mother Tries to Kill Kids By Driving Them Into Ocean
Christians always assume that parenthood makes a person automatically less selfish and more godly. Here’s another example that this is faulty thinking.
If it is true that the woman in question was doing all this because she was “trying to escape abuse” (see this), my heart goes out to her for that, but the fact remains, instead of taking the kids to a domestic abuse shelter or getting them to safety in some other responsible fashion, she tried to murder them – which is one indication that motherhood does not automatically instill stellar qualities in a woman.
- By Michael Muskal
March 7, 2014, 1:18 p.m.
A pregnant South Carolina woman who drove her three young children into the surf in a locked minivan said she wanted to take them to a better place, said authorities, who charged her Friday with three counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of child abuse.
Ebony Wilkerson, 32, was arrested Friday and was being held without bond in the county jail, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. She has been in the Halifax Health Medical Center undergoing a mental health evaluation for several days, officials said.
When Wilkerson drove her 2012 Honda Odessey into the surf along Daytona Beach on Tuesday, bystanders and rescuers dashed into the water to save her and the three children. The video showing the minivan almost submerged and the rescue has gone viral.
Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson said Wilkerson has denied trying to hurt her children. But the children and witnesses paint a different picture of a woman, saying she was deliberately trying to kill her children and working at preventing any rescue.
- DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three young children into the ocean surf off Florida was charged Friday with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse, though she has denied trying to harm anyone, authorities said.
Bystanders and officers helped pull 32-year-old Ebony Wilkerson and her children, ages 3, 9 and 10, from their minivan as it was almost submerged on Tuesday on Daytona Beach.
(Link): Attempted Murder Charges Filed Against Mom Who Drove Kids Into Ocean
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