Mother Who Drove Kids into Ocean Now Facing Charges

Published 03/07 2014 12:34PM

Updated 03/07 2014 02:21PM

Daytona Beach -- (NBC News) The pregnant mother who drove her three children into the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday is now facing charges.

Ebony Wilkerson, 32, was taken into deputy custody Friday on three counts of attempted first-degree murder. 

Accounts from the days before the van went into the water reflect a woman in deep distress.

A report from police in Myrtle Beach, S.C., shows that Wilkerson called 911 on Saturday to report that her husband, Lutful Ronjon, held her down and raped her. Police said they interviewed the husband but filed no immediate charges.

“At this point, we’re still investigating,” Capt. David Knipes, a spokesman for Myrtle Beach police, said Friday. He declined to say whether police had talked again to Ronjon or to provide other specifics.

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