Alyssa Shepherd released from prison
FULTON COUNTY, Ind. -- Alyssa Shepherd, who struck and killed three children and injured a fourth as they prepared to board their school bus in 2018, was released from the Rockville Correctional Facility early Wednesday morning.
Shepherd was sentenced to four years in prison after she was convicted of three counts of reckless homicide and one count of criminal recklessness for failing to stop for a school bus in October 2018.
Xzavier Ingle, 6, Mason Ingle, 6, and Alivia Stahl, 9, were killed and Maverik Lowe, who was 11 at the time, was seriously injured.
Shepherd is being released early for completing courses while incarcerated.
Now that she has been released, she will be serving three years on house arrest and then three years probation.
She was released six months early because she completed a dozen courses while incarcerated.
The mother of Xzavier, Mason and Alivia released this statement on Tuesday:
"Tomorrow Alyssa Shepherd will be released from Indiana Rockville women's prison. After only serving 2 1/2 years. It's heartbreaking that the Indiana law requires felons to serve 75% of their sentence and then the prison gives them time cuts. Laws need changed it's all screwed up. Tomorrow as she reunites with her family I will find Jesus helping me off the floor. This tragedy is so horrific but this person has been a constant jar of salt to my huge wound. 2 1/2 years!!! Her child's birthday is March 19. She will see her child celebrate another year of life. And be able to see them grow. March 28 Mason & Xzavier would be 10!!! They now make three of my 4 children I never got to celebrate that big double digit milestone. I'm hurting!! I'm questioning why is life so unfair. The pain in my heart won't go away. Their [sic] is no short cut to the senseless deaths of my children. People need to remember why she will finally be at her child's birthday!!! Because she didn't stop when she seen [sic] my babies.“