Cory Kennedy is Out of Prison
Professional skateboarder Cory Kennedy was released from prison yesterday, following a 3-and-a half-year sentence for vehicular manslaughter.
In 2017, Kennedy was driving drunk in Vashon Island in Washington with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.10, higher than the legal limit in WA of 0.08. Kennedy failed to navigate a turn while driving over the speed limit and the passenger side of his car hit a tree, killing the beloved skate filmer Preston Maigetter, also known as P-Stone.
Kennedy was sentenced to 48 months in prison, as well as a year of home monitoring, however, it looks like his sentence has been abbreviated due to good behavior.
His longtime filmer and producer of ‘Beware of the Sasquatch,’ Shane Auckland (Sk8rat) posted footage yesterday of Cory leaving prison and hugging his family.
Cory can also be seen later in Sk8rat’s story doing a series of backside boneless’s at a skatepark, showing he hasn’t lost his magic while behind bars.
Moreover, a star-studded team was assembled for the launch of Miles Griptape, including Eric Koston, Guy Mariano, Shane O’Neill, Cory Kennedy, and others. In their inaugural Instagram post, CK1 can be seen doing a line with a 5050 ollie north out. This suggests that the skate industry still supports him, despite having lost Nike as a sponsor while he was locked up. Girl skateboards continued to sponsor him during his time away, but as of now, it seems that Cory is a free agent in more ways than just one.
Welcome back CK.