Skip to comments.Water Slide Co-Designer Charged with Murder over Child Decapitated on Ride.
Posted on 04/03/2018 5:46:51 PM PDT by Hojczyk
72-year-old John Schooley has been charged with second-degree murder in the tragic death of a child on the water slide he co-designed. Schooley was arrested at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport on Monday, just after returning from China. In addition to murder, Schooley also faces charges of aggravated battery and aggravated endangerment of a child.
A Kansas grand jury has indicted all three men involved in the incident that resulted in the decapitation of Caleb Schwab, son of Kansas State Representative Scott Schwab. The boys raft lost control on the 17-foot slide, and he was killed as he hit an overhead loop at high speed.
Charged along with Schooley are co-owner Jeffrey Henry and the private construction company of the park, Henry & Sons Construction Co. Both have been charged with reckless second-degree murder as well as 17 other felonies related to other incidents on the Varruckt slide.
But it was Schooley himself who signed off on the ride, claiming it met all of the required American Society for Testing and Materials standards for use. Even then, he allegedly said that if we actually knew how to do this, and it could be done that easily, it wouldnt be that spectacular.
Not a single engineer was directly involved in Verruckts dynamic engineering or slide path design, according to the indictments. Those same indictments also claim that Henry rushed production of the slide in order to impress executives involved with a Travel Channel television program.
Thus far, the Schwab family has reached a $20 million settlement with the Schlitterbahn water park and companies associated with the slides production.
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The prosecutor is a little out of control on this???? Murder
Bye Bye amusement parks...
I love the original Schlitterbahn, but these guys have a price to pay.
The Old Schlitterbahn was the greatest family friendly place ever.
I can see incompetence, but murder? Where’s the malice?
No engineers involved with the design and building of the tallest water ride in the country...
What could go wrong?
So what about the bridge in Florida that pancaked onto cars anyone in trouble for that?
Cedar Point Rocks too!
But no one got killed there.
So his intent was to take the life of Caleb?
Apparently there were no children of politicians involved there.
“lost control on the 17-foot slide”
Reporters are dumb. This thing is much, much higher than that.
Did that Kansas prosecutor even go to law school?
Of course if it had been the son of some peasant rather than an elected official, it probably wouldn’t have gone beyond a civil suit for negligence, if that.
Another example of Just-us justice system..
Figg group designed a wonderful bridge over Tampa Bay, The “Sky Bridge”
Safe as a puppy till one ahole crashes out looking at their IPhone,
I decided not to move there due to the constriction.
You beat me by a minute! GMTA.
This should be tried in civil court.Not a criminal court.
Seems that the Prosecutor is placating a politician instead of doing his duty impartially.
Did you even read the article?
Remember also a boy was decapitated on this death trap.
As far as American law — We are in wonderland, Tonto.
But again if the guy was in China and seriously fouled his design up with consequences this bad, he might well get hanged.
Of course if it had been the son of some peasant rather than an elected official, it probably wouldnt have gone beyond a civil suit for negligence, if that.
Ding, ding, ding!
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