Court denies early release for Alyssa Shepherd

FULTON COUNTY, Ind. -- A judge has denied Alyssa Shepherd’s request to be released from her prison term early. The judge denied a request for her to enter the Community Transition Program because she has not completed her prison sentence.

Shepherd killed three children and seriously injured a fourth when her pickup truck struck the children as they attempted to board their school bus in October 2018.

Shepherd was sentenced to four years in prison, followed by three years home detention and three years probation after she was convicted of three counts of reckless homicide and criminal recklessness.

Although Shepherd is eligible for the Community Transition Program the court ordered she remain in prison until her prison sentence has been completed.

Allowing her to go into the program now means her prison sentence would be cut short and her home detention would begin early.

The judge said ending her prison time early was not the court’s intention and is not the purpose of the program.

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