Alyssa Anne Dayvault, YouTube star, has been jailed for 40 years after throwing her two newborn babies in the garbage.
The beauty blogger, 32, gave birth to a baby girl in 2017, followed in 2018 by a baby boy. In the garbage, she threw both babies minutes after birthing them.
In October, Dayvault, 32, missed her trial and, despite her absence, a jury acquitted her of two counts of murder by child neglect.
She was accused of serving four decades in jail on Thursday, October 5.
Her probation was sealed by Judge Steven John before she was found and taken to Horry County Court.
Moments after birthing them, the jurors accused her of tossing the babies in the trash.
After showing little emotion while hearing her verdict, she tearfully asked the judge to reconsider her sentence.
“I just want to apologise,” she said.
The beauty blogger, who has two other daughters, also apologized to them.
“I hope one day they’ll forgive me for what I’ve done.”
The star also apologised to her parents and her former boyfriend, Chris Matechen, who fathered the infants.
“I especially want to apologise to the Matechens. I never meant to do anything.
I never harmed anyone. I made a horrible mistake in my actions, how I handled this. I would never do anything to harm anyone especially a child,” said Dayvault while sobbing, according to WKRC.
The defense counsel for Dayvault claimed that she suffered from mental health problems that may have led to the missed hearing.
ButJudge and Deputy Chief Solicitor Scott Hixson said that her sentence, which is not parole-free, was sufficient.
“As it relates to mental health issues, your honor, in South Carolina, you’re either insane or not. Since she’s not, she bears the full brunt of the law and we believe your honor’s sentence is appropriate in this case,” Hixson said.