YouTube star, Alyssa Anne Dayvault, dumped her two newborn babies in the trash and has been jailed for 40 years.
Dayvault, 32, skipped her trial in October and a jury convicted her of two counts of homicide by child abuse despite her absence, according to the Myrtle Beach Sun News.
She was sentenced on Thursday to spend four decades in prison.
Judge Steven John sealed her sentence until she was located and brought to Horry County Court.
The beauty blogger gave birth to a baby girl in 2017 followed by a baby boy in 2018.
The jury convicted her of throwing both babies in the garbage moments after birthing them.
After showing little emotion while hearing her verdict, she tearfully asked the judge to reconsider her sentence.
“I just want to apologise,” she said, and then referred to her other daughters.
“I hope one day they’ll forgive me for what I’ve done.”
The star also apologised to her former boyfriend, Chris Matechen, who fathered the infants and his parents.
“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.
Dayvault defense attorney argued she suffered from mental health issues that may have contributed to her missing the trial.
Sharde Crawford said: “Though those mental health issues don’t rise to the level of incompetency, as that avenue was explored, they certainly give context to the events that transpired.”
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.
Dayvault sought medical help after giving birth and doctors were confused to find a placenta and umbilical cord without an infant.
She later admitted she gave birth at her home, in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and threw the newborn in a trash bin and did the same for the other child.
During police interviews, she said she understood that she had a miscarriage and that “I would know if I had a baby.”
Minutes later, she broken down and said: “yes” when asked if she could not handle the children anymore.
Dayvault has two other children.