S. Carolina Mother Faces Life Sentence for Sons’ Deaths

A South Carolina mother faces a possible
life sentence after admitting she killed her two young sons, before
staging a watery car crash scene.


Shaquan Duley (shah-KWAHN’ DOO’-lee) is expected to learn her fate Friday in Orangeburg.

Duley
pleaded guilty earlier this month to two charges of murder in the
deaths of her sons, 2-year-old Devean and 18-month-old Ja’van. The
30-year-old mother admitted suffocating the boys and staging a car crash
at a river outside of town.

Her attorney has
said Duley tried to kill herself the night of her sons’ deaths and was
depressed after a fight with relatives over her parenting abilities.

Duley made no deal with prosecutors. She faces between 30 years and life in prison.

SOURCE: The Associated Press