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Posted on: Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Kerrigan's brother freed on bail in dad's assault


Associated Press

WOBURN, Mass. The brother of figure skater Nancy Kerrigan has been released on bail after being charged with assaulting his father at their Boston-area home shortly before he died.

Mark Kerrigan posted $10,000 bail Wednesday morning in Woburn District Court. He had been taken to a jail after completing a psychiatric evaluation at a hospital.

A family spokesman declined to comment.

Kerrigan's family said last week that they planned to post his bail. A judge ruled he can go back to live with his mother in the family's home in Stoneham. That's where the alleged assault took place.

Seventy-year-old Daniel Kerrigan died last month after a fight with his son. Prosecutors charged 45-year-old Mark Kerrigan with assault and have said they are deciding whether to upgrade the charge.