Court upholds sentence in fatal Rochester school bus wreck

ROCHESTER, Ind. (ADAMS) – The woman sentenced to prison for hitting three children near a northern Indian school bus stop back in 2018 will stay behind bars.

Indiana’s Court of Appeals yesterday upheld Alyssa Shepherd’s four-year sentence. Shepherd argued that the state failed to prove the case. The judges rejected that argument.

The court did vacate part of her conviction, saying she should not have been charged with both reckless driving and criminal recklessness. That doesn’t change her sentence. Shepherd was convicted of killing six-year-old twins Xzavier and Mason Ingle as well as their nine-year-old sister, Alivia Stahl, as they were walking to the bus in Rochester.

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