Tuesday, March 25, ,2014
DAYTONA BEACH, FL (AP) -- A pregnant South Carolina woman accused of driving her car into the ocean with her three children on board will be allowed to receive in-hospital psychiatric care until a doctor says she's fit to return to jail.
Attorneys for both sides announced the agreement during a 10-minute hearing on 32-year-old Ebony Wilkerson's bond Tuesday in Daytona Beach. It was a continuation of a hearing that began last week. Judge Leah Case wanted to hear more testimony before making a decision.
Wilkerson's defense attorneys also agreed to withdraw a request to reduce her $1.2 million bond on six felony charges -- including attempted murder. They can refile it later.
Wilkerson will also receive prenatal care and be allowed supervised exercise time.
Additional stories on incident:
Judge orders injunction on husband whose wife drove into Atlantic Ocean
Mom accused of driving into surf goes before judge
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.