Woman Sentenced in Soaky Mountain Waterpark Shooting Case

Key Points:

• Sarah Romine has entered a guilty plea for second-degree murder and aggravated assault related to the July 2021 shooting incident at Soaky Mountain Waterpark.

• Romine’s sentencing includes 16 years in prison without parole for the second-degree murder charge. Additionally, she received a consecutive four-year sentence with 30% parole eligibility for aggravated assault.

• The tragic event led to the loss of Kelsy Cook’s life and caused non-life-threatening injuries to Angie Russell.

• Initially facing charges such as first-degree murder and five counts of reckless endangerment, Romine’s legal journey has culminated in the current sentencing.


• Another individual, Joshua Dannels, is charged with possession of a firearm while intoxicated in connection to the shooting. Dannels has been released on a $2,500 bond.

Woman to spend more than a decade in prison for deadly 2021 Soaky Mountain Waterpark shooting

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