Shaquan's father says her behavior that day was uncharacteristic. "It was just a little something that was blown out of proportion," he says. "She's a very loving daughter."
Though Helen says Shaquan had been going through a hard time recently, she never believed her daughter was capable of violence against her children. Aside from the two boys, Shaquan also has a daughter, who currently lives with Adriane. Shaquan "loved children, and she always did what she could to take care of her children," Helen says. "I know when she had her children she was very proud to become a mom, so the thought never came in my mind that she would do anything like that. I was totally shocked."