Murder Charges Filed in Schlitterbahn Water Slide Death

A co-owner of Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts and a water slide designer have been arrested and charged with murder for the 2016 death of a 10-year-old boy who was decapitated while riding water slide at Schlitterbahn’s Kansas City park. Three Indictments So Far in Tragic Schlitterbahn Death According to the Chicago Tribune, the charges were filed Tuesday. The Kansas attorney general’s office identified the arrested individuals as Jeffrey Henry, 62, co-owner of Texas-based Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts, and John Schooley, designer of the 17-story Verruckt water slide. Both men are charged with reckless second-degree murder for the death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab as well as charges related to the injuries of 13 other people on the slide. Second-degree murder carries a sentence of 9 years to 41 years. Henry is being held in a Texas jail without bound as of Tuesday, pending extradition to Kansas; however, Schooley is not yet in custody. Last week, a…

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