(DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL) DAYTONA BEACH — The 32-year-old pregnant mother who drove the family’s van into the ocean with her three children inside was charged Friday with attempted murder.

Sheriff Ben Johnson said it appears that the Ebony Wilkerson was trying to kill herself and her children on Tuesday.

As she drove into the ocean, Wilkerson ignored the children’s pleas for help, insisting that she was taking herself and her three children to “a safer place,” according to a statement released by Gary Davidson, sheriff’s spokesman.

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