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World’s tallest water slide "The Verrückt" at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, Kansas World’s tallest water slide "The Verrückt" at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, Kansas

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.
    
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.

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