Alyssa Shepherd convicted of reckless homicide in accident


Alyssa Shepherd convicted of reckless homicide in accident.

An Indiana woman who killed three young siblings when she plowed her pickup truck into a group of children as they walked toward a school bus was convicted Friday of reckless homicide and criminal recklessness.

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Alyssa Shepherd, 24, killed 6-year-old twin brothers Xzavier and Mason Ingle and their 9-year-old sister Alivia Stahl in the 2018 crash, authorities said.

A fourth kid, 11-year-old Maverik Lowe, was critically injured in the crash in Fulton County.

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When she was arrested, Shepherd told police she didn’t realize she was driving toward a stopped school bus — despite the vehicle’s activated stop sign and flashing lights.

She said she was hysterical when she realized she had hit and killed children with her car.

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“The only way I can describe it is an out-of-body experience,” she said. “I was a mess.”

If convicted, she faces more than 21 years in prison. She’s set to be sentenced on Dec. 18.


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