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Schlitterbahn slide designer en-route to Wyandotte County to face murder charge

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John Schooley, 72, 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 Jail) John Schooley, 72, 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 Jail)
KANSAS CITY, KS (AP) -

The designer of a 17-story waterslide at a Kansas City, KS water park on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated is en-route from Dallas, TX, to Kansas to face second-degree murder and other charges in the child's death.

John Schooley, 72, was released to Kansas authorities at about 4:06 a.m. after being 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. 

Jeff Henry, co-owner of Texas-based Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts, was booked into the Wyandotte County jail in Kansas earlier Wednesday.

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, KS.

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