• Matt Esnayra

Long Beach pro-skateboarder Terry Kennedy charged with murder in Illinois

Terry Kennedy, a professional skateboarder from Long Beach, has been charged with first-degree murder after he reportedly attacked 23-year-old Josiah Kassahun at an Illinois motel last Tuesday, per multiple reports


Kennedy who was featured in music videos by Pharrell Williams and Long Beach native Snoop Dogg, is accused of punching Josiah Kassahun in the head, knocking him to the ground, kicking him in the torso at a hotel last Thursday.

  • Josiah Kassahun, age 23, died of "blunt force trauma to the head due to assault" according to the Cook County Medical Examiner, and his death was deemed a "homicide," per Fox News.

  • Kennedy allegedly told arresting police officers at the time of the incident, "I will kill one of you police. We kill police where I’m from," per TMZ.

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