TOPEKA, Kansas. – Three people have been indicted in the death of a 10-year-old Kansas boy on what was promoted as the world’s largest water slide.
The Kansas attorney general’s office says Schlitterbahn Waterparks & Resorts co-owner Jeffrey Henry and ride designer John Schooley have been charged with reckless second-degree murder in the indictment unsealed on Tuesday. The charges stem from the 2016 death of Caleb Schwab, who was beheaded when his raft went into the air, the water park in Kansas City, Kansas.
The grand jury last week also accused of the park and the former operations manager, Tyler, Austin Miles, on 20 felony charges, including involuntary manslaughter.
Miles’ lawyer says he was released on $50,000 bond. Henry was ordered held without bond and prosecutors say Schooley is not in custody.