2nd degree Murder charges for Schlitterbahn co-owner, Verruckt slide designer, and Henry & Sons Construction

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March 27, 2018 - 1:31 pm

Kansas City, KS - A grand jury has brought more charges related to the death of Caleb Schwab, 10, on the Verruckt water slide at the Schlitterbahn water park.

A second indictment unsealed in Wyandotte County District Court includes charges of reckless second-degree murder against Jeffrey Wayne Henry, a co-owner of Schlitterbahn companies and a designer of the waterslide; John Timothy Schooley, a designer of the waterslide; and Henry & Sons Construction Company, Inc., a corporation involved in the design and construction of the waterslide.

Henry was arrested by US Marshals in Brownsville, Texas on Monday. 

Former Schlitterbahn Kansas City operations manager Tyler Miles was arrested last week on a slew of charges, including involuntary manslaughter, in connection the death of Schwab and the injuries of other park patrons on the Verruckt slide. The Schlitterbahn company itself was also indicted on involuntary manslaughter.

All of the defendants, including the construction company and the water park company, have been indicted in connection with injuries sustained by 13 other persons, including four other minors, while riding the waterslide.


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