Shaquan Duley Drives Own Toddlers Into River: Second Susan Smith in South Carolina

August 18th, 2010 - 12:41 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Aug 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The bodies of two babies were recovered from a van on Monday which was submerged into a river in South Carolina, and their mother has confessed to the murder of her own two little boys, ages one and two.

According the the Orangeburg County Sheriff, Larry Williams, the children were found strapped into their car seats in the North Edisto River, where the van had been driven off of the boat landing. Their mother, Shaquan Duley was charged at that time with leaving the scene. She claimed that she had tried to jump in and save her boys, yet her clothes were completely dry.

She has since confessed to smothering both of her own children with her bare hands, and then placing their dead bodies into the car seats inside the van, and pushing it into the river. In a story which is too much like the Susan Smith case in 1994, Duley claimed that she was under great stress. Susan Smith, also from South Carolina, drove her two children, ages 3 and 1 into a lake while they were strapped into their car seats. She is currently serving a life sentence for her crime.

She reportedly told police that she was unemployed and that the financial strain which she was under, trying to raise her two babies was just too much for her. So she chose, instead, to suffocate them and send their bodies plunging into the South Carolina river. She then walked about three quarters of a mile, and asked someone to call the police. The police say that her stories are inconsistent and she shows a very wide range of moods.

Shaquan Duley will be charged with the first degree murder of her own two babies on Wednesday. Video of the gruesome scene can be seen in the video embedded below.

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