Indiana Supreme Court refuses to hear Alyssa Shepherd appeal

(Photo Supplied/Indiana State Police)

INDIANAPOLIS (Network Indiana): Alyssa Shepherd stays in prison for now. The Indiana Supreme Court will not hear her appeal.

Shepherd, 26, is serving four years in prison for hitting four children and killing three of them when she sped past a school bus with its stop arm extended on Oct. 30, 2018, in Fulton County.

Shepherd’s lawyers argued that the state did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that she was driving recklessly when she hit and killed Alivia Stahl, 9, and twin brothers Xavier and Mason Ingle. Her truck also hit a fourth child who survived, but with severe injuries.

The court left the felony convictions of reckless homicide and criminal recklessness intact, but threw out the misdemeanor conviction of reckless driving.

Shepherd’s lawyers attempted to get her felony convictions thrown out on technicalities related to instructions to the jury. That argument was rejected.

2 COMMENTS

  1. She’s claiming she wasn’t driving recklessly when driving through an extended bus Stop arm running over three children killing them? My God, she only got 4 years in prison. That takes a special kind of arrogance to continue to appeal that. May this be forever burned into everyone’s memory that she knows or ever meets.

  2. Good!
    Definition of reckless
    1: marked by lack of proper caution : careless of consequences

    Is this something you can add to this comments section wowo? Why didn’t include my previous entry? Censorship advocates?

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