Skateboarder Terry Kennedy may face murder or manslaughter charge after 'man he beat in motel' dies of his injuries

THE man famed skateboarder Terry Kennedy allegedly attacked in an Illinois motel last week has died of his injuries.

Kennedy, 36, was taken into custody on Tuesday after the attack, and allegedly threatened to murder cops multiple times afterward.


The victim, Josiah Kassahun, 23, died of his injuries on Sunday morning, according to TMZ.

Kassahun was reportedly left with a fractured skull and a concussion after last week's attack.

Kennedy reportedly fled the scene before being tracked down by cops.

While he was initially booked for assault, it's possible that a manslaughter charge may be added.

A police spokesperson told TMZ that Kennedy had been out on bond for a previous offense at the time of his arrest. He was also therefore charged for violating his bond.

It's unclear what led to the attack, but social media posts show that Kennedy and Kassahun appear to have been friends at one point.

Kennedy appeared in court on Wednesday and his bail was set at $100,000.

The bail may also change now that Kassahun has died of his injuries.

Kennedy is a well-known skateboarder who has appeared in MTV shows alongside Bam Margera and Rob Dyrdek.

He's also been featured in several skating video games and in music videos for Snoop Dog and Mistah Fab.


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