Judge weighs reports on mom accused of trying to kill kids by driving into ocean

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A Florida judge says she wants to know why two reports on the mental health differ before deciding whether a woman accused of trying to kill her children by driving her van into the Atlantic Ocean in 2014 can be moved from a psychiatric hospital.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Circuit Judge Leah Case said a May 4 report shows that while 36-year-old Ebony Wilkerson meets the criteria for involuntary commitment, she could be sent to a less-restrictive facility. However a report received Tuesday says she no longer meets the involuntary commitment criteria.

Judge Case hasn’t set a hearing date.

The Myrtle Beach woman was found not guilty by reason of insanity on three charges of child neglect and child endangerment in July 2016.

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