February 23, 2019
Crews dismantle the 17-story Verrückt water slide at the Schlitterbahn water park Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Kansas City, Kan. The waterslide, which was billed as the world's tallest, has not been used since a 10-year-old boy was decapitated more than two years ago on the ride.
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Judge dismisses charges over boy’s death on Kansas City water slide in case involving Tonganoxie grad
A judge dismissed criminal charges Friday against a Kansas water park owner and the designer of a 17-story slide on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated in 2016. Wyandotte County Judge Robert Burns cited improper evidence in dropping second-degree murder charges against Schlitterbahn owner Jeff Henry, designer John Schooley, and general contractor Henry and Sons Construction Co. The judge also dismissed an involuntary manslaughter charge against operations manager Tyler Miles, The Kansas City Star reported. Miles is a 2007 Tonganoxie High School graduate.