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Shaquan Duley, Who Killed Her 2 Sons And Staged Their Death, To Be Sentenced Today

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Shaquan Duley admitted to suffocating and then staging the deaths of her two young sons in 2010.
Shaquan Duley admitted to suffocating and then staging the deaths of her two young sons in 2010.

ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- A South Carolina mother faces a possible life sentence after admitting she killed her two young sons, before staging a watery car crash scene.

Shaquan Duley (shah-KWAHN' DOO'-lee) is expected to learn her fate Friday in Orangeburg.

Duley pleaded guilty earlier this month to two charges of murder in the deaths of her sons, 2-year-old Devean and 18-month-old Ja'van. The 30-year-old mother admitted suffocating the boys and staging a car crash at a river outside of town.

Her attorney has said Duley tried to kill herself the night of her sons' deaths and was depressed after a fight with relatives over her parenting abilities.

Duley made no deal with prosecutors. She faces between 30 years and life in prison.

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