Minivan mom who drove kids into ocean gets bail reduced

Minivan mom who drove kids into ocean gets bail reduced

A Florida judge reduced the bond Thursday for the pregnant mom accused of driving her minivan into the Atlantic Ocean in an attempt to kill her three children.

But the Volusia County court judge — in cutting the amount to $90,000 from $1.2 million — also set a number of restrictions for Ebony Wilkerson. Among them, no contact with her children, including a baby boy she gave birth to two weeks ago.

Wilkerson spoke publicly during Thursday’s hearing for the first time since her high-profile arrest March 4, when good Samaritans in Daytona Beach, Florida, rushed to save her and her children — ages 3, 9 and 10 — from the rough surf.

Wilkerson, however, told the court that all of the children should be with their father. Ronjon currently has custody of their newborn, but the older kids were placed into Florida foster care.

Ronjon, who testified before his wife, said he was willing to help her pay a portion of her bail.

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