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A South Carolina woman, Alyssa Dayvault, 32 y.o., was convicted of two counts of homicide by child abuse for having killed her infant children – a girl and boy, born in 2017 and 2018, respectively [1A].
The Public Defender claimed that Dayvault had intended to give the children up for adoption. Instead, Dayvault hid both pregnancies from her mother and boyfriend, ultimately disposing of the children in trash bags.
Dayvault apologized in court to her two remaining children, but seemed oblivious to the harm to her dead infants. She was sentenced to 40 years.
“The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?” (Jer. 17: 9).
We have, it seems, grown numb to the needs of our children. With 9 months to decide the fate of each of her children, this woman committed infanticide. Then did it again, a year later. The children were simply trash to her.
And Alyssa Dayvault is not alone. A Michigan woman, Antoinette Briley, 41 y.o., was charged with the murder of her twin sons in 2003 . Evidence suggests she, too, discarded her newborns in the trash. Continue reading