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Co-owner of water park arrested in connection with child’s death on world’s tallest slide – ABC News

Posted by | April 3, 2018 | Uncategorized

  • By BILL HUTCHINSON

Mar 27, 2018, 4:31 PM ET

The co-owner of a Kansas water park was arrested and indicted on murder charges stemming from the 2016 death of a 10-year-old boy on the Verrückt waterslide, the world’s tallest.Prosecutors allege that Jeffrey Henry, 62, co-owner of the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, designed the waterslide without any certifiable expertise and constructed it in violation of “nearly all aspects” of industry safety standards.John Schooley, Henry’s business partner who helped design the waterslide, was also indicted by the Wyandotte County grand jury, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today. Like Henry, Schooley has no engineering credentials qualifying him to design any type of amusement ride, prosecutors said.Both Henry and Schooley were charged with second-degree murder and multiple counts of aggravated battery and aggravated endangering a child.  Read More

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