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Water park co-owner booked into Kansas jail on murder charge

FILE - In this July 9, 2014, file photo, riders go down the water slide called "Verruckt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kan. Late Monday, April 2, 2018, federal authorities in Dallas arrested John Timothy Schooley, one of the designers of the water slide that decapitated a 10-year-old boy in 2016. Schooley and Jeffrey Henry, a co-owner of Texas-based Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts, were indicted last week by a grand jury in Kansas. Schooley will be held in Dallas pending his arraignment and extradition to Kansas on charges that include second-degree murder. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
April 04, 2018 - 7:30 AM

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A water park co-owner has been booked into a jail in Kansas, where he's charged with a 10-year-old boy's decapitation death on a 17-story waterslide that was promoted as the world's largest.

Records show that Schlitterbahn co-owner Jeff Henry was booked into the Wyandotte County jail shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday. Henry had been jailed in Texas since last week after he was indicted on charges including second-degree murder in the 2016 death of Caleb Schwab at the water park in Kansas City, Kansas.

Henry is due in court Thursday. His attorney didn't immediately reply to a phone message left Wednesday.

The slide's designer, John Schooley, was arrested Monday and also faces charges including second-degree murder. Another executive is charged with manslaughter.

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