Funeral Held for Duley Children

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) – Hundreds of mourners have gathered for the funeral for two South Carolina toddlers authorities say were killed by their mother and strapped into a car that rolled into a river.

Services were being held in Orangeburg on Friday for 2-year-old Devean C. Duley and 18-month-old Ja’van T. Duley.

A steady stream of mourners filed past the small white caskets before the service. The boys were dressed in matching white tuxedos. Some people dropped off stuffed animals, books and flowers.

Investigators say 29-year-old Shaquan Duley suffocated her sons Sunday night after a fight with her mother, then strapped their bodies into her car and rolled it into a river so it would look like an accident.

Duley is charged with two counts of murder. She is not expected to be allowed out of jail for the funeral.
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Continuing Coverage:

August 19, 2010 – Orangeburg Community Mourns Toddlers’ Deaths

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August 18, 2010 – Duley in Court, Attorney Speaks

August 18, 2010 – Lawyer: Mom accused of killing sons remorseful

August 18, 2010 – Funeral Arrangements Set for Duley Children

August 17, 2010 – An Orangeburg Mother’s Breaking Point

August 17, 2010 – Family of Mother Arrested Speaks Out

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August 17, 2010 – Mother faces two counts of murder
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August 16, 2010 – Mother of dead toddlers ID’d by jail official
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