Crime: Minivan Mom Who Drove Kids Into Ocean Tells Judge, ‘I’m Back To My Normal Self’

Ebony Wilkerson, mother who drove kids into ocean

*As if…

I mean really, are the words “I’m back to my normal self” coming from a woman we only know as the mother who drove her three young children into the raging waters of the Atlantic ocean – reassuring?

C’mon lady, even Shakespeare would admit, thou asketh too much of us.

But it is what Ebony Wilkerson, who spoke publicly for the first time since her March 4 arrest, told the judge who, on Thursday, reduced her bond to $90,000 from $1.2 million.

His actions did not come without hard restrictions.

He told Wilkerson, who just gave birth to a boy two weeks ago,that she can have no contact with the children – not even her newborn son.

Minivan in water

Ebony Wilkerson has been behind bars since that fateful day of her high-profile arrest; after good Samaritans rushed into the rough waters to rescue her and her children — ages 3, 9 and 10.

At a hearing on Thursday, she told the Volusia County court judge that she’s been taking her psychiatric medication and is “back to my normal self.”

A psychiatrist also testified that she is no longer a danger to herself.

Wilkerson had previously been living with a husband she called “abusive” in South Carolina. She fled to Florida with the children to escape him. On the day she plunged her minivan into the surf, her sister called 911 to say Wilkerson was having a psychotic episode.

Wilkerson maintained Thursday that her husband, Lutful Ronjon, abused her and their children. She previously reported to Myrtle Beach police that he had raped her in a hotel room.

Lutful Ronjon, ex husband of Ebony Wilkerson
Lutful Ronjon, ex husband of Ebony Wilkerson

The mother maintains that all of her children should be with their father. The newborn is in the custody of Ronjon, but the three children have been placed in the Florida Foster care system.

Ronjon told the judge that he is willing to help pay some of the bond money.

Read more at NBC News.

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