KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – The designer of a 17-story waterslide at a Kansas water park on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated has agreed to be extradited from Texas to Kansas to face second-degree murder and other charges in the child’s death.
Seventy-two-year-old John Schooley has been held without bond at the Dallas County jail since federal agents took him into custody Monday when he arrived on a flight from China.
Dallas County sheriff’s spokesman Raul Reyna says Schooley agreed to the extradition during a hearing Wednesday. Reyna says he’ll be transported to Kansas next week.
Records show Schlitterbahn co-owner Jeff Henry was released Wednesday from the Wyandotte County Jail after posting $500,000 bond. He had been booked into the jail hours earlier after being extradited to Kansas from Texas.
Schooley, Henry and a third man are facing a variety of charges in the 2016 death of Caleb Schwab at a water park in Kansas City, Kansas.