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Mother of children killed at bus stop may face charge for courtroom confrontation

Posted at 5:38 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 19:38:27-05

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ROCHESTER, Indiana — A mother whose three children died after being hit by a driver at a bus stop in October 2018 may be charged after she confronted the woman convicted in their deaths Wednesday in a courtroom.

Fulton County, Indiana, Prosecutor Michael T. Marrs said Brittany Ingle might face a battery charge after an incident between her and Alyssa Shepherd at the Fulton County Courthouse following Shepherd's sentencing for the deaths of Alivia Stahl, 9, and her twin brothers, Mason and Xzavier Ingle, 6.

A fourth child, Maverick Lowe, 11, was seriously injured and continues to recover.

"As the defendant was being escorted out of the courtroom, the victim’s mother, Brittany Ingle, basically went at the defendant and struck her with either a hand or face or elbow and struck her in the facial area," Marrs said. "It appears that she struck her or that she hit her and she made contact and she made have hit the wall, but there appears to be maybe a bit of a mark. She was moving to the door and Brittany came out of her seat and went at her and got a strike in of some kind.”

Shepherd received four years in prison, three years of home detention and three years probation, along with a 10-year driver's license suspension.

On Oct. 18, a jury in Fulton County convicted Shepherd of three counts of reckless homicide, one count of passing a school bus causing injury and one count of criminal recklessness resulting in serious bodily injury.

Ingle told reporters after Shepherd's conviction she did not believe Shepherd showed any remorse at the trial.

"What I want to tell you as a mother, from one mother to another, when I was sitting up there giving my testimony, I looked at her straight in the eyes because you just want some feeling you just want something and she gave nothing," Ingle said Oct. 18. "I was crying telling them how I found my sons in the road and she had no remorse, no emotion, and that hurt worse because she acted as if our kids were in the way, and if they were, they kind of ruined her life and she ruined ours."

This article was written by Daniel Bradley and Andrew Smith for WRTV.