Sister: Sheriff fair to Orangeburg mom accused in deaths

Associated Press Writer

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - The sister of a South Carolina woman charged with killing her two young sons and trying to cover it up by staging a traffic accident says she thinks the sheriff has been compassionate in his handling of the case.

Adriane Duley told The Associated Press on Wednesday that she doesn't think Orangeburg County Sheriff Larry Williams is "dragging my sister through the mud."

Williams held a news conference Tuesday to announce that 29-year-old Shaquan Duley was charged with two counts of murder. He said she had suffocated her sons, ages 2 and 18 months, because she was tired of being berated by her own mother for her failings in raising the children.

Adriane Duley said her family has been overwhelmed by the media attention and cannot do day-to-day tasks much less plan two funerals and grieve their loss.

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