Ebony Wilkerson

A pregnant South Carolina woman will be charged with 3 counts of attempted murder, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Ebony Wilkerson, 32, drove her family's minivan into the ocean off Daytona Beach, Florida on Tuesday. Witnesses said Wilkerson rolled up the windows and told bystanders everything was fine. But her 3 children told a different story. The frantic children rolled a window down and told bystanders their mother was trying to kill them.

"She told them to close their eyes and go to sleep. She was trying to take them to a better place," Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson said. He said Wilkerson denied wanting to harm her children -- ages 10, 9, and 3.

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