COLUMBIA, S.C. (WGHP/AP) -- A South Carolina mother who skipped the trial where she was convicted of homicide by child abuse for throwing two of her newborns in trash bags will spend 40 years in prison.
Alyssa Dayvault’s sentence was handed down Thursday. She turned herself in the day after her trial ended.
The 32-year-old mother hid her pregnancies in 2017 and 2018 from everyone, including her boyfriend and her mother. She gave birth at her North Myrtle Beach home alone then moments later, put the newborns into trash bags and threw them away.
The Post and Courier reports Dayvault was sentenced to two 40-year prison terms that will run concurrently. She is not eligible for parole. She was found guilty on two counts of homicide by child abuse on Oct. 15.
The Post and Courier reports Dayvault was not present during the entire trial and turned herself in to North Myrtle Beach Police a day after the verdict was read. The sentence was sealed until she could be brought back before the court.
Dayvault has two living children.