ONLY ON WWAY: Family speaks about mom accused of trying to drown kids

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The woman accused of trying to drown her four children had her first court appearance in Pender County today.

It was an emotional time for both Aeisha Milton and her family.

“Do I regret calling the police? I don’t regret calling nobody. I just needed help. I needed help,” Milton’s mother Geraldine Williams said.

A call no mother wants to make.

“When this happened it was kind of shocking to me, because when a parent see her child acting out of the ordinary, I jumped, ya know?” Williams said.

Williams called 911 on her daughter and said Milton tried to drown her four children ranging in age from 10 months to 3 years old in the bath tub.

Williams said she does not regret calling, but some other family members, including Milton’s dad, think Williams was overreacting.

“I hope she say and realize she did kinda overreacted, and I hope and pray that she do say that, because my daughter, all I can tell you is my daughter loves her children,” Milton’s father James Milton said.

Aeisha Milton is charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Despite that, her mom is standing by her claims.

“I could be the one to put a nail in her coffin, and I don’t want to do that to my child, ya know? I had to go back, retrack what happened. I’m not saying I’m wrong for calling the police, ’cause I’d call the police on you, ya know? At this point that’s my child, and I love her to death, and she never did anything like that in her life,” Williams said.

Milton’s mother said that her daughter was not herself that night and was on pills.

“If you take eight Percocet pills and it’s in your system you have no control over nothing,” Williams said.

The judge placed Milton under a $1 million bond.

There will be a hearing on November 17 to determine where her four children will be placed.

Milton asked for a home study to be done at the homes of two of her sisters so they could take the children.

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