YouTube star, Alyssa Anne Dayvault, bagged 40 years after she dumped her two newborn babies in the trash.
The 32-year-old beauty blogger had a baby girl in 2017 followed by a baby boy in 2018 and dumped both babies in the trash moments after birthing them.
Dayvault, 32, skipped her trial in October and a jury convicted her of two counts of homicide by child abuse despite her absence and was sentenced on Thursday, October 5, to spend four decades in prison.
Judge Steven John sealed her sentence until she was located and brought to Horry County Court.
After showing little emotion while hearing her verdict, she tearfully asked the judge to reconsider her sentence.
“I just want to apologise,” she said.
“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.
But the Judge and Chief Deputy Solicitor Scott Hixson said her sentence – which doesn’t have parole – was appropriate.
“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.