Numerous previous cases of mothers on SSRI drugs killing their own children
Reports that the pregnant woman who drove her three children into the ocean appeared to be in a daze before the bizarre incident suggest that 32-year-old Ebony Wilkerson may have been another victim of anti-depressant drugs.
Family members told the media that Wilkerson was acting strange two hours before the incident, during which she tried to kill her three children by driving her van into the sea at Daytona Beach.
“She’s talking about Jesus, that there’s demons in the house,” said her sister.
Stacy Robinson, one of the heroes involved in the rescue of the children, said Wilkerson appeared to be in a daze. “When I was speaking to her her eyes were wild,” she said.
“She had this look on her face, I can’t describe it. It was just an awful blank look, like spaced out look,” said Tim Tesseneer, another rescuer.
Footage appears to show Wilkerson attempting to push the helpers away from the vehicle as they try to save her children.
Police interviewed Wilkerson hours before the incident during which she told them she was going to her “safe place” in order to escape her husband. She remains in hospital as authorities prepare to conduct a mental evaluation.
There is also a clear history of a connection between SSRI medication and mothers killing their own children, including an L.A. mother who drowned her own children in a bathtub in 2012, and a UK mother who smothered her children to death the same year.
Andrea Yates, who drowned her five children at home in 2001, was also on a cocktail of anti-psychotic drugs.
Julie Schenecker, who shot and killed her own teenage children in January 2011, also had a long history of depression and police later found unidentified medication in her home.