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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, January 25, 2010

Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan's dad dies; brother accused of assault


Associated Press

STONEHAM, Mass. The brother of figure skater Nancy Kerrigan has been charged with assaulting their 70-year-old father, who died over the weekend after a disturbance at the family's Massachusetts home.

A police report says officers responding to a 911 call around 1:30 a.m. Sunday found Daniel Kerrigan unconscious on the floor. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

The report says 45-year-old Mark Kerrigan was found in the basement of the Stoneham home and was "belligerent and combative" when questioned. Officers used pepper spray to subdue him and eventually arrested him.

The report says Mark Kerrigan told officers he struggled with his father after the elder Kerrigan wouldn't let him use the phone.

Mark Kerrigan faces arraignment Monday on a charge of assault and battery on a person over 60 that resulted in injuries.