Nancy Kerrigan's Father Dies, Brother Arrested

January 25, 2010 By:
Nancy Kerrigan's Father Dies, Brother Arrested

Nancy Kerrigan’s father was found unresponsive in his home in Stoneham, Massachusetts Sunday morning, and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Now the skater’s brother, Mark Kerrigan, has been arrested and faces assault charges after an alleged altercation with his father.

According to the Boston Globe, Mark got into a physical fight with his father Daniel, 70, and has now been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on an elderly person and causing serious bodily injury. He has not been charged with murder.

A police report reads: "He [Mark Kerrigan] stated that he wanted to use the phone and his father would not let him. He said that he struggled with his father and put his hands around his father's neck and his father fell to the floor. He said that his father was faking it.''

According to court records, Mark Kerrigan has had turbulent history with his parents. In 2008, his parents sued him, demanding that he pay back money they loaned him.

Mark is in court today. What a sad story! Details to follow…