Verruckt

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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Wyandotte County Jail
Bill Grady
April 10, 2018 - 5:18 am
John Schooley, designer of the Verruckt water slide at Schlitterbahn in Kansas City, Kansas, plead not guilty to a charge of second degree murder in a hearing Monday in Wyandotte County. Judge Robert Burns denied Schooley's request to reduce his $500,000 bond to $250,000, and ordered him to hand...
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Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office
Kara Marxer
April 05, 2018 - 6:44 am
Jeffrey Henry, the co-owner of Schlitterbahn, is due in a Wyandotte County courtroom Thursday afternoon, where his attorney will argue against requiring a GPS ankle bracelet. Henry is charged with reckless second-degree murder, aggravated battery and aggravated child endangerment. An investigation...
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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 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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March 23, 2018 - 2:25 pm
Kansas City, KS - A former Schlitterbahn executive is facing a manslaughter charge in connection with the death of a child at a Kansas City, Kansas waterpark. Tyler Miles was booked in the Wyandotte County Jail Friday morning just before 10 a.m. and charged with involuntary manslaughter in...
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March 19, 2018 - 6:35 am
The Wyandotte County district attorney's office has convened a grand jury to consider possible criminal charges in the fatal accident at Schlitterbahn in August 2016, that killed a 10-year-old boy and injured two women. The 17-story Verruckt water slide still stands, despite the company's desire to...
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August 01, 2017 - 7:23 am
The Johnson County Fair is open for business in Gardner and ride contractors say they are working to make sure families stay safe. Each ride goes through an inspection before it is set up and then every day of the fair, said James Burlingame, manager of Pride Amusements. Amusement ride operators...
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Kara Marxer
May 23, 2017 - 6:15 am
Despite public distaste for a 17-story reminder of a terrible tragedy in Kansas City, Kansas, the world's tallest waterslide will not be torn down in the near future. Attorney General Derek Schmidt has asked police for more investigative material surrounding the death of a boy last year on the...
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