Killer Mom Was Angry About Baths

Flew into a 'rage' just hours before alleged murders
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2010 8:15 AM CDT

Shaquan Duley, the South Carolina mother who admitted last month to smothering her two children, was in a “rage” just hours before because her sister bathed the two boys without permission. Duley’s two sons were found dead in a car submerged in the river, and she is now charged with two counts of murder. On the day of their deaths, Duley was “raging like a crazy person … upset like I’ve never seen her before,” her mother told Oprah Winfrey.

Her mother called 911, but Duley left the house with her boys and didn’t come back. Later that day, she flagged down a car almost a mile away from where her car went into the river, and asked the motorist to call police. Her sister believes Duley saw the baths as “an invasion of privacy,” she told Winfrey, adding that Duley didn’t like her family telling her how to raise her kids, but “I saw that the children weren't being taken care of to the best of her ability."
(More Shaquan Duley stories.)

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