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Park Designers Charged With Murder After Boy's Waterslide Decapitation

Water Park Designers Murder Boy Decapitation
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Mar. 28 2018, Updated 11:48 a.m. ET

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More charges have been made in connection to Caleb Schwab's brutal waterslide decapitation, RadarOnline.com has learned. Two years after the 10-year-old boy was killed in Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, the park designers have been indicted with murder.

Schlitterbahn Companies co-owner and waterslide designers Jeffrey Wayne Henry and John Timothy Schooley were charged with reckless second-degree murder, according to PEOPLE. Henry & Sons Construction Company, Inc. received the same charge.

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Henry was arrested Monday in Texas and is being held without bond — he will appear in court this coming Thursday.

Before the defendants were charged, they were indicted on counts of aggravated battery and aggravated endangering a child. This came after investigators found that at least 13 other children had been injured on the ride.

The 17-floor Verrückt was built in 2012 to impress Travel Channel show producers. It was named the world's tallest water slide by Guinness World Records in 2014, and was known to hit speeds of up to 70 mph. After the child's decapitation, investigators discovered his ride "violated nearly all aspects of the long-standing industry safety standards" and "suffered from a long list of dangerous design flaws."

Radar readers know that Schlitterbahn Waterpark was also indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter, as was the former director of operations Tyler Austin Miles. Both were also accused of interfering with the law after failing to report the other children's injuries prior to Caleb Schwab's horrific death.

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