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Something must be in the water supply in the midlands and piedmont of South Carolina. Susan Smith, the notorious mother who was convicted in 1995 of killing her two sons, is currently incarcerated in the Leath Correctional Institution near my hometown of Greenwood. Now, we have 29-year-old Shaquan Duley, who allegedly didn’t wait to get to the water before suffocating her two sons and then running a car containing the bodies into the Edisto River.
According to a report from The Daily Beast report:
… Duley, who confessed to her crime late Monday night, has shed some light on that question. Unemployed and financially strapped, she was living, along with her two sons and her 5-year-old daughter (who she spared) with her mother, says Orangeburg County Sheriff Larry Williams. Williams says Duley had an argument with her mother over the weekend about her care of the children and had checked into Orangeburg’s Trumps Inn motel, where investigators believe she killed the children.
What exactly that argument was about is unknown. What is known, however, is that Duley had been complaining for a long time about the way her own mother needled her for not adequately providing for her kids.
“I believe she was fed up with her mother telling her that she couldn’t take care of the children, or she wasn’t taking care of the children,” says Gadson. She believes that “there was an emotional rush” to the killing. “The opportunity presented itself, and she reacted … I believe she just wanted to be free.”
“It has to be some chemical imbalance,” says Gadson. “Something wasn’t right.”
According to Sheriff Williams, Duley drove around with the deceased children in the backseat until she found the rural Shillings Bridge Road boat landing where she either pushed or rolled the car into the river.