Back in March, we told you all about Ebony Wilkerson, the South Carolina mother who drove her three children, ages 3, 9 and 10, into the Atlantic Ocean off Daytona Beach. Wilkerson, who was pregnant at the time of the incident, reportedly told her children that she was “trying to take them to a better place” before driving towards the ocean.
According to the Orlando Sentinel,Wilkerson, who is currently out of prison on $90,000 bond and has been prohibited from contacting her children, has requested to see them. Earlier today, Judge Leah Case reviewed her request. While she still won’t be allowed to see her children, she will be allowed to speak with them—through letters on “pre-approved cards” only. She has not been in contact with the children since the March 4 incident.
“The cards would have to be reviewed by a case manager through DCF and through therapists for the children for content and appropriateness, as well as if it would be of therapeutic value for the children,” said Ludmilla Lelis, spokeswoman for the 7th Judicial Circuit.
Wilkerson gave birth to a baby boy on May 19. She was incarcerated at the time and the baby was placed in her husband’s custody. Her trial has been set for January 20.