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Deputies investigating drowning deaths of two children

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina authorities say a mother who claimed her children drowned when their car careened into a river has been charged with murder after confessing to suffocating the toddlers and then faking the accident.

Sheriff Larry Williams said Tuesday that 29-year-old Shaquan Duley told police she was distraught after a dispute with her own mother and killed her children by putting her hand over their mouths. He says Duley then strapped the children into her car and drove it into a river Monday morning.

Duley is to be arraigned Wednesday.

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ORANGEBURG, SC (WKOW) -- Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department is holding a news conference this morning on their investigation into the drowning deaths of two children trapped in a car submerged in the Edisto River. State troopers arrested their mother Monday.

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