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Bail For Mom Accused Of Driving Kids Into Ocean Set At $1.2M

The mom, who police say intentionally drove her van into the ocean in an attempt to kill her kids and herself, had her bond set Saturday.
Posted at 8:19 AM, Mar 09, 2014

The mom, who police say intentionally drove her van into the Atlantic Ocean in an attempt to kill her kids and herself, had her bail set at $1.2 million Saturday.  

Thirty-two-year-old Ebony Wilkerson was arrested in Florida Friday after she was released from a local hospital following a mental health evaluation. The pregnant mother of three appeared in court Saturday morning. (Via YouTube / Simon Besner)

The judge set Wilkerson's bond at a hefty $1.2 million after initially saying Wilkerson wouldn't get any bond at all. WKMG reports the prosecutor called Wilkerson "a danger to the community."

WFTV notes Wilkerson is also charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of child abuse. Her bond was set at $300,000 for each murder count and $100,000 per child abuse count.

WOFL points out Wilkerson's  3, 9 and 10-year-old children are currently in state custody. Her kids were not injured in last Tuesday's incident.

After the hearing, a public defender told reporters he's hoping to try to get Wilkerson's bond lowered.