ROCHESTER — Alyssa Shepherd, the 25-year old Rochester motorist who struck four children, killing three of them at a bus stop on SR 25, is appealing her sentence with the Indiana Court of Appeals.
In December, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Gregory Heller sentenced Shepherd to four years in prison, three years in community corrections or home detention, and three years on formal probation.
On Oct. 30, 2018, Shepherd was driving a Toyota Tacoma when she struck the children after she disregarded a school bus that had stopped to pick up students along SR 25, just north of Rochester. Six-year-old twins Xzavier and Mason Ingle; and their sister, nine-year-old Alivia Stahl, died at the scene. Maverik Lowe, who was 11 at the time of the accident, was severely injured.
In a four-day jury trial in October 2019 – almost a year after the incident occurred – Shepherd was found guilty on five criminal charges, including three counts of reckless homicide, one count of reckless driving causing bodily injury and one count of criminal recklessness.
Shepherd is currently serving her prison sentence at Rockville Correctional Facility.
Stacy R. Uliana, Bargersville, is the attorney representing Shepherd in her appeal. On Jan. 16, 2020, a certificate of the appeal being filed was presented to Michael Tuszynski and David Newman, the defense attorneys who represented Shepherd in her criminal case; Fulton County Superior Court Clerk Teri Furnivall; the Fulton County Superior Court reporter, Susan Carr; Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill; and Judge Heller.