Schlitterbahn slide designer freed on bond in boy's death

Posted: Updated:
John Schooley John Schooley
Schlitterbahn co-owner Jeffrey Wayne Henry in a Texas courtroom on Wednesday, March 28.   (JASON HOEKEMA/THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD VIA AP) Schlitterbahn co-owner Jeffrey Wayne Henry in a Texas courtroom on Wednesday, March 28. (JASON HOEKEMA/THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD VIA AP)
Caleb Schwab Caleb Schwab
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -

The designer of a waterslide where a 10-year-old Kansas boy was decapitated bonded out of the Kansas jail where he had been held for nearly a week.

Court records show John Schooley bonded out of the Wyandotte County jail Wednesday afternoon.

He was being held on $500,000 bond since he was extradited from Texas to Kansas on April 6.

Schooley is charged with second-degree murder in the 2016 death of Caleb Schwab, who was killed while riding a 17-story waterslide Schooley helped to design.

Schooley pleaded not guilty Monday. A judge had denied a defense attorney's request to lower bond to $250,000.

Schlitterbahn co-owner pleads not guilty in boy's death

Parents speak out for first time after son's death at Kansas water park

Jeff Henry, co-owner of Texas-based Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts, has also pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in Caleb's death.

A trial date for Henry and Schooley is tentatively set for Sept. 10.
 

Check out these photos from across KAKEland snapped by our viewers, staff and local officials. Do you have pictures to share with us? Email them to news@kake.com.

MORE SLIDESHOWS HERE