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What they are trying to make us feel sorry for her????

Sheriff: Woman suffocated sons before submerging bodies in car
By the CNN Wire Staff
August 17, 2010 1:10 p.m. EDT

Shaquan Duley, 29, is facing two counts of murder in the deaths of her sons, the Orangeburg County sheriff says.
NEW: Authorities say the children were dead before they went into the water
Sheriff says South Carolina mother admitted she suffocated two of her kids
Shaquan Duley, 29, will be charged with murder, sheriff says
The bodies of Duley's two children were found in South Carolina's Edisto River
See local coverage with CNN affiliates WOLO-TV, WIS-TV and WLTX-TV in Columbia.
(CNN) -- Unemployed, single and apparently fed up with criticism from her mother, a 29-year-old Orangeburg, South Carolina, woman suffocated her two toddlers with her bare hands before strapping them into car seats and submerging her car in a river, authorities said Tuesday.
Shaquan Duley is facing two counts of murder in the deaths of her sons, ages 1 and 2, said Orangeburg County Sheriff Larry Williams. She is set to appear in court Wednesday.
"She was a mother that was unemployed. She had no means of taking care of her children," Williams told reporters. "She lives with her mother and her mother was a very, I guess, firm individual. ... She often talked with her daughter about, I guess, maybe being more of a mother or being more reliable."
Mother and daughter argued the night before the children's bodies were found early Monday in Duley's Chrysler sedan, submerged in the Edisto River, he said.
"We believe this is a direct response (to the argument) from Ms. Duley," he said. "I believe she was just fed up with her mother telling her she couldn't take care of the children and she wasn't taking care of her children and she just wanted to be free."
Video: Sheriff: Murder charges sought Video: Car sinks with boys inside
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However, he said, "this wasn't a hardened criminal. This was a young lady in trouble, in trouble in more ways than she realized." Duley has no previous criminal history, he said.
Duley's third child, a 5-year-old daughter, was at the home of Duley's mother. Police identified the dead children as Ja'van T. Duley, age 1, and Devean C. Duley, 2.
Under questioning, Duley told authorities she smothered the boys by putting her hand over their mouths at the Trumps Inn in Orangeburg, Williams said. She drove them to the river while "trying to find a way to discard the bodies," he said.
"She just wanted to get rid of the children, as sad as it may be," Williams said. Authorities do not know how long the boys had been dead before they went into the water, he said.
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296076 tn?1371338074
Screw that, she is 29 years old she knows there is a TON of help our there, she could have just taken off without the kids and left them with grandma.  They were 1 and 2 yrs old she could of adopted them out.  Screw her I hope she burns in hell!!!
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I have absolutely no sympathy for anyone who would kill innocent children, regardless of their excuse. I hope they throw the book at this monster.
377493 tn?1356505749
Whenever I hear a horrible story like this, I try to understand what could possibly make a mother do this.  I can't find any excuse or rationale.  I know what it's like to have PPD, but I can tell you...if I ever had so much as a single thought of hurting my son I would give him to someone I trust and tell them to run.  I would then turn myself in to whatever agency or hospital or whatever that I had to.  Even in your darkest moment you must know this is wrong.  No, there is no excuse and I cannot muster so much as an ounce of sympathy for her.  Those poor little babies.  
649848 tn?1534637300
I totally understand the outrage that goes with a story of this type -- I feel it myself; there are a lot of agencies this mother could have gone to get help and I have no sympathy for her whatsoever. The whole incident is almost totally beyond my comprehension.  

That said, I do have to ask that everyone please watch the language.  Bad language can cause an entire thread to be deleted and this one is too important.    I don't want to take away the opportunity for anyone to express their feelings --------------

1301089 tn?1290670171
Sorry for her????  Excuse me!  Did I hear that correctly?  I think we can tell a soulless baby killer when we see one.
Avatar universal
Can't read it. Sorry.
Avatar universal
I'm not expecting a medal or anything, but I have a couple of kids and I too got criticised numerous time through my adolesence and early adulthood....but I managed to not smother my kids.  

I tried to find a reason to feel sorry for this woman, but I came up empty handed.  There is plenty of help out there for struggling parents.  Murdering your children isnt the solution to any problems.
478658 tn?1281385503
Hang Her!! Let's see how she likes it when every ounce of life leaves her body while she is sruggling to hang on...
478658 tn?1281385503
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