Monday in court, Shaquan Duley, the mother charged for suffocating her two toddler boys and driving them into the North Edisto River, was denied bond, but had support by her side. With her head rested on her hands, Shaquan Duley sat still and motionless in court Monday as Judge Ed Dickson sided with the prosecution, claiming Duley was a possible danger to the community and too unstable to be released to her 5-year-old daughter.
In court, Duley’s mother, who Duley pushed part of the blame on for killing the two boys, spoke in support of her daughter. Helen Duley told the judge her daughter is a kind and loving person and she truly does love her children. In August, Duley said her and her mother were arguing over Duley being an unfit mother, so she had enough. Her father, Arthur, was also in court telling the judge she could live with him and he would make sure Duley would abide every court standard.
Up next in the case, the 29-year-old mother charged with two counts of murder will face trial. If her trial date does not arrive in six months, she will have another chance for bond.