Alleged Beyond Wonderland At The Gorge Shooter Pleads Not Guilty To Murder & Assault

The suspect who allegedly opened fire at the campgrounds of Beyond Wonderland PNW at The Gorge in Washington has pled not guilty to murder and assault charges.

James M. Kelly is accused of killing two women and injuring three people after discharging a firearm into the crowd at the far eastern section of the campgrounds.

Kelly is currently detained and charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, and one count of first-degree domestic violence assault.

According to Billboard, Kelly also told detectives he took psychedelic mushrooms the night of the incident that caused him to hallucinate.

A woman he was dating said he thought the world was ending when he went to his truck and shot her along with an engaged couple, an attendee, and an employee.

According to court documents, the suspect alleges his hallucinations might have led to the shooting.

Those killed were a Seattle couple engaged to be married, Josilyn Ruiz, 26, and her fiancé Brandy Escamilla, 29.

You can still donate to their families’ Go Fund Me’s here.

Learn more about the shooting at Beyond Wonderland at the Gorge via the timeline below:

Featured image credit Beyond Wonderland at the Gorge

Written by
Danielle Levy

Danielle Levy is an MBA with a concentration in Corporate Social Responsibility. Danielle has several years of experience in the sustainability education world and has held various positions in human resources and intern management. Danielle is passionate about the ties between sustainability and social impact.

Related Articles

EDM Events/ ConcertsNews

Amsterdam Dance Event Finalizes Speakers For 2023 Conference Program

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) has finalized its 2023 Conference program with a...

Music FestivalsNews

Love Machine Is Going From The Desert To The City With Brand New Festival

Love Machine, the event that’s brought first-rate house and techno to the...

EDM Events/ ConcertsNews

Solomun Will Return To Tulum After Four Years Away, Playing New Club Tehmplo Tulum

After a four-year break, melodic house visionary Solomun will return to the...

Music FestivalsNews

UNTOLD Sets Dates For Debut Festival In Dubai, Tickets To Go On Sale Next Month

UNTOLD Festival has moved one step closer to an exciting moment in...