Mother who drove van with children into ocean found not guilty

(WESH) A Florida judge has found a mother who drove her van in the ocean in Daytona Beach with her three young children inside not guilty by reason of insanity.

Three counts of attempted murder against Ebony Wilkerson were dropped, and Wilkerson pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to three felony child abuse charges. The judge accepted the plea Friday.

Doctors for the state and for the defense both agreed that at the moment Wilkerson drove into the ocean, she was not in her right mind and therefore not responsible.

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