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The Latest: Park officials dispute charges in the death

TOPEKA, Kansas. – The Latest on the charges filed in the death of a 10-year-old boy on a water slide at a Kansas water park (all times are local):

7:40 pm

A company that operated a water slide in Kansas City, Kansas, says that the “full” disputes recent criminal charges arising from the beheading of a 10-year-old boy on the ride.

A complaint which is open from Tuesday against the co-owner of Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts, Jeffrey Henry, and the ride designer John Schooley, with reckless second-degree murder in 2016 the death of Caleb Schwab.

Last week, the former manager of the water park, Tyler, Austin Miles, was indicted on 20 felony charges, including involuntary manslaughter. Schlitterbahn itself and its own construction company also expenses.

Schlitterbahn described Caleb’s death as a “terrible and tragic accident” in a statement. The said Henry, Schooley and Km are “innocent” and that the company is working with a “safe operation.”

Caleb died when his raft went into the air and he hit an overhead loop.

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12:03 pm

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.

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