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Verdict is in, Alyssa Shepherd is guilty on all counts

ROCHESTER, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Alyssa Shepherd has been found guilty on all counts in the case stemming from a 2018 school bus stop crash that killed three children.

Shepherd, 24, is guilty of three counts of reckless homicide, one count of criminal recklessness and one misdemeanor count of passing a school bus with its stop arm extended, causing bodily injury.

Shepherd was behind the wheel on Oct. 30 when the pickup truck she was driving slammed into twin 6-year-old boys and their 9-year-old sister, killing them. A fourth child was seriously injured and has since undergone 21 surgeries.

The week-long trial concluded with about three-hours of juror deliberations.

The case went to the jury around 3:30 p.m. Prosecutors had argued that it was inexcusable and inexplicable for Shepherd to mistake the big yellow bus with flashing lights for anything else.

Shepherd’s sentencing date is set for December 18, 2019.


Emilia Miles

Emilia Miles joined Fort Wayne’s NBC in September 2019 as a Social Media and Digital Content Manager. Emilia also serves as a producer. She’s a Fort Wayne native and graduated from Indiana University.

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