Hundreds expected at funeral for dead SC toddlers

Published August 20, 2010

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – Hundreds of mourners are expected at funeral services for two South Carolina toddlers authorities say were killed by their mother and strapped into a car that rolled into a river.

A joint funeral service is scheduled 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 boys' small white coffins at a funeral home on Thursday.

Investigators say 29-year-old Shaquan Duley suffocated her two young sons Sunday night after a fight with her own 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.

Written by Associated Press

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