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Alyssa Shepherd, who killed 3 kids at Fulton County bus stop, sentenced to 4 years in prison

Mother confronts Shepherd in courtroom
Driver who killed 3 kids told police she didn't realize the lights were a school bus until too late
Posted at 6:55 AM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2022-02-04 11:47:07-05

Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified the Fulton County Prosecutor. Michael T. Marrs is the current prosecutor.

ROCHESTER — The woman convicted of hitting and killing three children at a Northern Indiana bus stop in 2018 was sentenced in Fulton County, late Wednesday afternoon.

Alyssa Shepherd was sentenced to four years in prison, three years of home detention, and three years of probation. Shepherd also received a 10-year driver's license suspension.

Fulton County Prosecutor Michael T. Marrs said Brittany Ingle, the mother of the three children who died, will likely face a battery charge after an incident between her and Shepherd in the courtroom.

In October, Shepherd was convicted of blowing through a school bus stop arm, killing siblings Alivia Stahl, 9, and her twin brothers, Mason and Xzavier Ingle, 6. A fourth child, Maverick Lowe, 11, was seriously injured and continues to recover.

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Jurors found Shepherd guilty on three counts of reckless homicide, passing a school bus causing injury, and criminal recklessness resulting in serious injury.

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Shepherd testified that she wasn't familiar with the route she was taking that morning and that it didn't register with her that the lights she saw were coming from a school bus until it was already too late.