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Judge Delays Bond Decision for Mom Who Drove Into Ocean

Ebony Wilkerson is accused of trying to murder her three children by driving them into the water off Daytona Beach.

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    Judge Delays Bond Decision for Mom Who Drove Into Ocean
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    This booking photo released by the Volusia (Fla.) County Division of Corrections shows Ebony Wilkerson. Wilkerson, accused of driving a minivan carrying her three young children into the ocean surf off Florida, was charged Friday, March 7, 2014, with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse, though she has denied trying to harm anyone, authorities said. (AP Photo/Volusia (Fla.) County Corrections)

     A judge is postponing a decision on changing the bond status of a pregnant South Carolina woman charged with attempted murder for driving her three children into the ocean off Daytona Beach.

    Judge Leah Case said at Monday's hearing that she will postpone making any decision about Ebony Wilkerson until listening to more testimony next week.

    Wilkerson's public defenders had asked the judge to allow her to stay at a hospital mental health unit so she can get psychiatric care. But the judge denied the request.

    A prosecutor told the judge that Wilkerson, after her arrest, was forcibly sent to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation for beating her stomach with a fist, even though she is seven months pregnant.

    Her defense attorney countered that Wilkerson was being held in isolation.