Caleb Schwab

KMBZ News Staff
February 22, 2019 - 12:06 pm
Kansas City, KS - A Wyandotte County judge has dismissed charges against the defendants in the death of Caleb Schwab at the Schlitterbahn water park in 2016. The judge ruling that Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt abused the grand jury process. The park's owner, Jeff Henry, along with Verruckt...
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Marc LaVoie
October 26, 2018 - 9:30 am
A tall crane was spotted Friday morning at Schlitterbahn water park. The heavy machine is set up next to Verruckt, the world's tallest water slide, which is slated to be torn down soon. Caleb Schwab, 10, was killed while riding Verruckt in August of 2016. Crane spotted near Verruckt at...
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John Zalsman and David Hughes mugshots after they were indicted by the Kansas Attorney General
Kara Marxer
May 30, 2018 - 12:22 pm
Two more men have been indicted in the case against Schlitterbahn. David Hughes and John Zalsman were maintenance workers at the waterpark. They made their first appearance in Wyandotte County Court on Wednesday when the indictment was unsealed. The two men are accused of interfering with the...
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KMBC Channel 9 News
April 25, 2018 - 5:24 am
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Five defendants charged in the death of a 10-year-boy at a Kansas waterpark are seeking separate trials. The Kansas City Star reports motions filed Tuesday in Wyandotte County say Jeff Henry, John Schooley and Henry & Sons Construction want to be tried separately from...
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April 11, 2018 - 3:33 pm
Kansas City, MO - A lender is warning investors that criminal indictments stemming from the decapitation of a 10-year-old boy on a slide at a Kansas water park could hurt owner Schlitterbahn's chances of repaying a $174.3 million loan balance. The Kansas City Star reports that EPR Properties issued...
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Wyandotte County Jail
April 04, 2018 - 11:11 am
Kansas City, KS - The co-owner of Schlitterbahn bonded out of the Wyandotte County jail this morning around 10:30am, a few hours after being booked on multiple charges including 2nd degree murder. Jeffrey Henry was booked into the jail around 2:00am after being extradited to Kansas from custody in...
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Marc LaVoie
April 03, 2018 - 11:24 am
The designer of Schlitterbahn's Verruckt water slide was arrested Monday night at the Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport. John Schooley was reportedly returning from a project in China when he was arrested in Texas. He is accused of shoddy planning of the world's tallest water slide in Kansas...
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March 28, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Topeka, KS - State labor officials say their department it will conduct a full audit of the inspection records of the Schlitterbahn Kansas City water park where a 10-year-old boy died in 2016. Labor Department spokeswoman Barbara Hersh said Wednesday that it will conduct the audit before the...
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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...
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Cameron County Texas Sheriff's Office
March 26, 2018 - 5:56 pm
Jeff Henry, co-owner of Schlitterbahn was arrested today in Cameron County, Texas for multiple counts of aggravated child endangerment and aggravated battery. The charges against Henry, 62, are in connection to the decapitation death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab on the Verruckt water slide in 2016...
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