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The Last: 3 now charged with boy’s death in Kansas slide

TOPEKA, Kansas. – The Latest news about the arrest of a water park company co-owner in Texas in connection with a Kansas criminal case (all times are local):

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The number of people indicted in the death of a 10-year-old Kansas boy on what was promoted as the world’s largest water slide and has grown to three.

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 in 2016, when his drive went into the air, the water park in Kansas City, Kansas.

Schlitterbahn did not immediately respond to questions about whether they have lawyers.

The attorney general’s office announced Friday that the Schlitterbahn park, and the former director of operations, Tyler Austin Miles, was indicted on 20 felony charges, including involuntary manslaughter.

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11:45 pm

A Texas judge has ordered, is the co-owner of a water park company, held without bond as a criminal case on the death of a 10-year-old boy in one of the parks in Kansas.

Victoria Cisneros, spokeswoman for the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office says the 62-year-old Jeffrey Henry appeared for a court hearing Tuesday.

She says county prosecutors asked that Henry be held without bond at the request of the Kansas Attorney General’s Office. Henry was previously being held on a $500,000 bond. He looks at the costs in Kansas of murder, aggravated battery and aggravated child in danger.

Henry will remain at the Cameron County jail, in the far South of Texas, as he awaits extradition to Kansas. Cisneros do not immediately have the data on when the extradition can arise.

Henry’s arrest on Monday follows a Kansas grand jury indictment last week of the Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City, Kansas, and a former director of operations on 20 felony charges. They, on a single count of involuntary manslaughter over the death of Caleb Schwab in 2016.

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The family of a 10-year-old Kansas boy killed in what was promoted as the world’s largest water slide, says a criminal complaint shows that problems with the water park company “go far beyond” the boy is dead.

The family of Caleb Schwab gave a statement Monday in response to a 20-count indictment released last week, Schlitterbahn and Resorts, water Parks and one of the co-owners.

Another co-owner, Jeffrey Henry, was arrested Monday and booked into a Texas jail on suspicion of murder, child endangerment and other charges. He is expected in court Tuesday.

The Schwab family says that they are “full of faith and trust,” Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and know that he will “take the proper steps in the interest of public safety.”

Caleb was killed in August 2016, during the drive of the slide at Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City, Kansas.

The indictment released last week claims to be the dia paid little, if any, the industrial standards and the necessary repairs were avoided or postponed.

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8:45 pm

The prison records show the co-owner of a Kansas water park, where a 10-year-old boy died from a large water slide is held in Texas on suspicion of murder, aggravated battery and aggravated child in danger.

Cameron County jail’s brief online records call a “Kansas city agency” in the books against Jeffrey Henry. The records give no detail, but a spokeswoman for the Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City, Kansas, said Monday that Henry was arrested in 2016 the death of Caleb Schwab.

The office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has not yet responded to phone calls and e-mails seeking information about possible charges against Henry. The Kansas indictment is sealed.

A Cameron County booking clerk says Henry is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

A Kansas grand jury last week indicted Schlitterbahn and its former director of operations, Tyler Austin Miles, on 20 felony charges. They, on a single count of involuntary manslaughter in Caleb’s death.

Henry is co-owner of Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts. Online jail records did not have a lawyer for him.

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A water park company co-owner is expected to appear in court after his arrest in Texas in connection with a Kansas criminal case arising from a 10-year-old boy water slide of death.

Jeffrey Henry is being held without bond at the jail in Cameron County, Texas. A jail booking clerk says he will remain there until a court appearance Tuesday.

Henry’s arrest on Monday follows a Kansas grand jury indictment last week of the Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City, Kansas, and its former director of operations, Tyler Austin Miles, on 20 felony charges. They, on a single count of involuntary manslaughter over the death of Caleb Schwab in 2016.

The boy died on what was promoted as the world’s largest water slide.

Henry is co-owner of Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts.

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