ROCHESTER — The sentencing for Alyssa Shepherd, who was found guilty of three counts of reckless homicide after hitting four kids who were boarding a school bus, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18.
She faces a maximum of 21 1/2 years in prison.
On Oct. 30, 2018, a school bus was traveling north on SR 25 and stopped in front of a mobile home park on SR 25 north of Rochester to pick up children when Shepherd, driving south in a Toyota Tacoma, struck four children.
Three of the children, six-year-old twins Xzavier and Mason Ingle; and their sister, nine-year-old Alivia Stahl, died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash. The three siblings all attended Mentone Elementary School.
A fourth child, Maverik Lowe, sustained multiple broken bones and internal injuries.
During a four-day jury trial in October, Shepherd was found guilty on five charges, including three counts of reckless homicide, all level 5 felonies; passing a school bus causing injury while the stop arm is extended, a class A misdemeanor; and criminal recklessness resulting in serious bodily injury, a level 6 felony.
Shepherd, 25, of Rochester, was not remanded into the custody of the Fulton County Sheriff after the guilty verdict and is currently out on bond.
Six local media organizations, including an InkFreeNews reporter, will be in the Fulton County Superior 1 Courtroom during sentencing proceedings.
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