North Charleston mother accused of trying to kill her children out of jail on bail

Ebony Wilkerson testifies during a bail hearing before Judge Leah Case on Thursday at the Justice Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. Wilkerson, charged with trying to kill her three children by driving them into the Atlantic Ocean in a minivan with the windows rolled up, was released from jail Friday night.

- Ebony Wilkerson, the Charleston-area woman who drove her minivan carrying her three children into the Atlantic Ocean in March, was released from the Volusia County Jail on bail Friday night.

Wilkerson, who is charged with three counts of attempted murder and three counts of child abuse, had her bail amount slashed from $1.2 million to $90,000 Thursday after a psychiatrist told Judge Leah Case that she didn't believe Wilkerson was a danger to the community.

She was released from jail Friday night after a bond company posted her bail, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal. She had been at the jail or under jail custody at the psychiatric ward at Halifax Health Medical Center since her arrest on March 7.

The judge ordered Wilkerson to remain in Florida, have no contact with her children and take anti-psychotic medication if she were able to post bail. Wilkerson promised she would comply with the conditions.

Wilkerson, who was pregnant when she drove her car into the ocean, gave birth to her fourth child, a boy, on May 19. Her baby is in South Carolina with his father.

A video of the minivan bobbing in the surf as bystanders and beach officials rescued the children inside March 4 made headlines around the world.

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