- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An attorney for a mother charged with trying to kill her three children by driving them into the ocean says prosecutors will drop attempted murder charges and she will plead not guilty by reason of insanity to child abuse.

The attorney for Ebony Wilkerson of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, said Tuesday that he and prosecutors will present the proposed deal to a judge at the end of the week. In March, Wilkerson drove her van into the surf off Daytona Beach. Bystanders and officers pulled her and her children - ages 3, 9 and 10 - from inside as it was almost submerged.

Assistant public defender Craig Dyer says psychologists determined Wilkerson had a psychotic break. A spokesman for the State Attorney’s Office wouldn’t comment.


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