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Shepherd appeals conviction in fatal Fulton Co. school bus crash

A brief filed with the Indiana Court of Appeals contends the state didn't prove Alyssa Shepherd acted recklessly as opposed to negligently in the 2018 crash that killed three children.
Alyssa Shepherd leaves the Fulton County Courthouse after her initial court appearance on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Rochester, Ind. (Santiago Flores/South Bend Tribune via AP)

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — An appeal filed by an Indiana woman convicted in a crash that killed three children crossing a highway to board a school bus contends the state didn't present enough evidence that she was criminally reckless.

According to the South Bend Tribune, a brief filed earlier this month with the Indiana Court of Appeals argues the state didn't prove Alyssa Shepherd acted recklessly as opposed to negligently.

A Fulton County jury convicted Shepherd of three counts of reckless homicide and other charges.

A judge sentenced her to four years in prison.

The October 2018 crash near Rochester killed 6-year-old twin brothers Xzavier and Mason Ingle, and their 9-year-old sister, Alivia Stahl, and seriously injured a fourth child.

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