DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Channel 9 has learned the sister of a woman accused of trying to kill her three children by driving her minivan into the ocean in Daytona Beach has filed an injunction against her brother-in-law.
Ebony Wilkerson is jailed on a $1.2 million bond after being charged with attempted first-degree murder and child abuse.
Video shot by beachgoers last week shows Wilkerson and her minivan full of children -- ages 3, 9 and 10 -- in the rough ocean surf at Daytona Beach Tuesday.
Channel 9 learned Wilkerson had recently filed a police report alleging her husband, Lutful Ronjon, had assaulted her.
Authorities in Myrtle Beach, S.C., said Wilkerson filed the report March 1, saying her husband assaulted her while they were vacationing there.
On Tuesday, Wilkerson's sister, Jessica Herrell, filed an injunction against Ronjon, claiming she feared for her life.
Herrell told investigators Ronjon threated to kill her and she believes the family is in danger of repeat violence.
A Volusia County judge has issued a restraining order against Ronjon, ordering him to have no contact with his wife's family.
In an affidavit for the injunction, Herrell said Ronjon "threatened to kill me and my sister" if she helped Wilkerson escape her allegedly abusive marriage.
The injunction is good for only 15 days unless it's extended. Its protection extends to other members of Herrell's family, including her child.
Lutful’s lawyer sent WFTV a statement saying, “The domestic violence allegations concerning Mr. Ronjon were baseless and are the result of extreme mental illness.”