South Carolina YouTuber hid two pregnancies, dumped newborns in trash to die as boyfriend 'didn't want babies'

Alyssa Dayvault, 32, was convicted after she was found guilty of two counts of homicide by child abuse

                            South Carolina YouTuber hid two pregnancies, dumped newborns in trash to die as boyfriend 'didn't want babies'
(J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

A South Carolina woman has been convicted in a court on Thursday, October 15, after it was found she killed her two newborn babies after hiding the pregnancies from her boyfriend as well as family. The court was told Alyssa Dayvault threw both her babies into the garbage can after giving them birth because her boyfriend was not ready for a baby. The 32-year-old YouTuber was convicted after she was found guilty of two counts of homicide by child abuse. Dayvault was convicted in the court in her absence since she did not show up for the hearing. It has also been said that no one knows where she is and police are looking out for her, the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office stated as reported by The Sun. The woman is alleged to have hidden her two pregnancies -- one in 2017 and the other one in 2018 -- before giving birth to the babies secretly. After both the deliveries, she put them into garbage bags and discarded them, prosecutors said. Reports stated that after being found, Dayvault would face 20 years to life imprisonment without parole on each count of homicide. Earlier, when the culprit was interrogated by the investigators about her evil deeds, she told them her boyfriend was against children and she was also scared of her mother.

Her previously taped interviews stated that Dayvault’s first child was a girl, who was born in 2017 with the umbilical cord around her neck, who died in November same year. The woman threw the newborn in public waste disposal outside her apartment complex. While next year, in December 2018, she gave birth to a boy. She had claimed that after delivering the baby boy, she fell unconscious for fifteen minutes and when she got back to her senses, her son was dead. The court was told Dayvault panicked before throwing both the tots in trash.

However, a pathologist gave testimony against the woman and insisted that her son seemed to expel meconium, fecal matter babies have when they are born, inside the garbage bag. The pathologist also claimed that the boy was not dead when he was put inside the trash bag. He died after his oxygen supply was cut due to the plastic. "That child was alive in the trash can," prosecutor Scott Hixson said in closing arguments.

The inhumane acts of Dayvault came to light in 2018 when she visited a doctor days after delivering her second child. She had developed an infection in a tear caused by her labor. At the time, she was given a blood transfusion, but suspicion grew when the health providers noticed an undelivered placenta in her uterus. When confronted, Dayvault failed to account for the baby, and then police were informed.

The culprit later admitted to killing her son. She also confessed to the murder of her daughter. Though Dayvault was not present in the court, her lawyer Sharde Crawford defended her and said the pathologist’s testimony that an autopsy could not exactly tell how the baby boy died two years ago. Crawford admitted that Dayvault hid her pregnancy and did not receive prenatal care, but those are not crimes. "She panicked. She was scared. Here was this child she hadn't told her family about because she was going to give it up for adoption," Crawford added.

Dayvault’s ex-boyfriend, Chris Matechen, was also present in the court when she was convicted. “For two years, I’ve been living with this burden, no type of closure - or anything like that. She’s been able to walk the streets for the last eight months - a free woman. Hopefully with this it will be a little easier for me and my family to get through this. It is by far and away the hardest thing we've ever had to deal with. Justice coming to her makes it a little easier to comprehend,” Matechen said.

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