DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Attorneys say a mental disorder kept a pregnant South Carolina woman from knowing the difference between right and wrong at the time she's accused of driving her minivan into the Atlantic Ocean with her children inside.
Defense attorneys for 32-year-old Ebony Wilkerson filed a motion of intent to use an insanity defense.
Public Defender James Purdy told the Daytona Beach News-Journal that experts will testify the 32-year-old from North Charleston, South Carolina, had a mental disease or defect in March, when she drove into the surf off Daytona Beach in Florida.
Purdy says the motion doesn't necessarily mean they'll use insanity as a defense, adding that not guilty remains the "number one" priority.
According to the motion, attorneys expect to prove Wilkerson had schizophrenia and a psychotic disorder.
PolitiFact fact checks Feb. 6 GOP debate
PolitiFact examines the most curious statements made by the presidential candidates during the Feb. 6 debate.
US, South Korea condemn N. Korea rocket launch
North Korea launched a long-range rocket Sunday despite international warnings. The U.S., South Korea and Japan have all condemned the launch.
Thousands of Syrians head to Turkish border
Violence in Syria's northwest city of Aleppo has pushed out thousands of refugees who are heading north to the now-closed Turkish border.
Women report sexual assaults at German Carnival
Reports of sexual assaults at Germany's Carnival celebrations were high. One TV anchor said she was assaulted during a live broadcast.
NKorea moves up rocket launch despite criticism
North Korea says its upcoming rocket launch is purely scientific, but some outside officials, including those from China, don't see it that way.
Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits Taiwan
So far, no injuries or deaths have been reported.