Judge Denies Early Release for Indiana Woman Convicted in Bus Stop Crash that Killed 3 Siblings
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

ROCHESTER, IN — The woman convicted of hitting and killing three siblings and severely injuring a fourth child at a Fulton County bus stop will not be released from prison before Christmas after a judge’s ruling on Monday.

Alyssa Shepherd of Rochester was convicted of reckless homicide, criminal recklessness and passing a school bus causing injury. She was sentenced to four years in prison, in addition to home detention and probation, in 2019.

Shepherd recently took a class through the Department of Corrections which took six months off her sentence and moved her release from September 2022 to March of 2022.

A Fulton County judge had the option of releasing Shepherd three months earlier on December 20th just before Christmas, but ruled against this decision.