September 13th, 2010
10:03 PM ET

Bond denied for mother accused in sons' deaths

A judge in Orangeburg County, South Carolina, denied bond Monday for a woman charged with two counts of murder in the smothering deaths of her two young sons last month.

Shaquan Duley, 29, wiped away tears and held her head in her hand throughout the hearing as relatives and friends asked Judge Edgar Dickson to grant her bond.

"My daughter has never been in trouble with the law until now," said Duley's mother, Helen Duley.


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  1. Dale

    Why would anyone want to give a person who killed their own kids bail? she should be glad she has'nt been mobbed.

    September 14, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. Chris

    She does not need a bond, let her stay in jail for about 75 yrs then set bail.

    September 14, 2010 at 3:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. sylvia

    Bail shd do not need a bail she need life and jail and throw away the key

    September 14, 2010 at 3:34 am | Report abuse |
  4. sadworld

    Why not suffocating her and throw her in the river too? Man. She makes me sick. Killing her own kids. A bond? Hell no. Go be with women in prison. They ll take care of u. What u did is so unreal and cruel. A lot of people are cruel. It s horrible. Beautiful boys. Horrible what u have done. God knows....

    September 14, 2010 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  5. leah

    This is one very possible result when 2 irresponsible people, a male and a female– do not think before they act henceforth a female living a miserable life; should have had their reproductive organs removed so they can't have children to share their misery.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  6. Texan

    she's being discriminated against...if she wasn't black she would get bail.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  7. leah

    Yeah right! what a sorry excuse. fyi there are women -white, hispanic, asian, etc. who are in a similar predicament. Color & poverty are not mental diseases. itpp

    September 14, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  8. Gail

    The last I heard, our justice system is based upon 'innocent until proven guilty' – so while I certainly agree there are cases where bond/bail ought to be denied (things like flight risk and danger to self, etc.), it shouldn't be based upon the idea that she is guilty until she is actuallly proven so.

    September 14, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Val

    Gail, there is no PRESUMPTION of innocence here. Some people believe that all people are "innocent" until proven guilty. does that mean that the guilty are innocent unless their guilt can be proven? Of course not!!!! There are MANY, MANY people who get away with crime, even when prosecuted. That is the price we pay to protect the innocent who may be falsely accused. Shaquan Duley has already confessed to the murders of these poor children who didn't have a chance and then tried to cover it up with lying about an accident. Her defense says that she "tried" to kill herself by drowning when the car went into the river, but the police were quick to note that she was DRY. I've always wondered how in the world someone could fail at suicide after killing their own children?????? If killing your own children is not enough to give you the guts to end your own life then nothing will do it. She supposedly has tried 3 times. It doesn't take a genius to figure out how to be successful. She just doesn't really want to die, that is the real truth.

    Obviously she still places a higher value on her own life than she had on the life of her own innocent children.

    September 14, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. denise

    why not immediate psychiatric confinement until proven guilty of insanity

    September 14, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Any random white person

    Blame me. I never met this woman; but it is my fault regardless. No need to blame yourself for your actions, or be held accountable. It was some random white persons fault. It always is....

    September 15, 2010 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
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