In mid-August, a heartbreaking story about two young boys killed in South Carolina made headlines around the country. Two-year-old Devean and 18-month-old Ja'Van were trapped in a car submerged in a river. After receiving a 911 call from a passer-by, police arrived to find the children's 29-year-old mother, Shaquan Duley, distraught and almost incoherent. Police say she told them that her children were trapped in the car. Within minutes, divers discovered that neither boy had survived.
Shortly after police discovered Devean and Ja'Van, they began questioning Shaquan's story. Shaquan allegedly told authorities that she suffocated her sons with her own hands in a local hotel room. She then allegedly put their lifeless bodies into the car and drove it into the river.
Published on September 16, 2010