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01-25-2010, 12:41 PM
Nancy Kerrigan’s father dies, brother charged with assault

By Laura Crimaldi and Joe Dwinell
Monday, January 25, 2010 - Updated 1m ago

The brother of former Olympic silver medalist Nancy Kerrigan is accused of assaulting their 70-year-old father in Stoneham yesterday during a fight over a telephone where police say the younger man thought his dad was “faking it” when he collapsed.

The father, Daniel Kerrigan, died from a massive heart attack, his wife tells the Herald.

Mark Kerrigan, 45, now faces one count of assault and battery on a person over 60, according to Woburn District Court Clerk John Teeven.

The criminal complaint lists Daniel Kerrigan of Stoneham as the assault victim, Teeven added. Mark Kerrigan is set to be arraigned today in the Woburn court.

Nancy Kerrigan’s mother, Brenda Kerrigan , told the Herald this morning her husband died of a massive heart attack.

“My husband had a massive heart attack,” Brenda Kerrigan said. “This is a very difficult time for me.

“My God. He had a heart attack,” she added. “That’s what it was.”

She was contacted before the news of her son’s arrest became public.

A five-page police report of the alleged assault at the Kerrigan Cedar Avenue home in Stoneham states both father and son were yelling and pushing “back and forth” until the elder Kerrigan fell over.

The police report states Brenda Kerrigan told police the two men were battling until her husband fell. Police also report Mark Kerrigan put his “hands around his father’s neck” and he said he thought his dad was “faking it” when he fell to the floor.

Mark Kerrigan had to be subdued with pepper spray, the police report states. He also appeared intoxicated, the report adds.


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Rebel Yell
01-25-2010, 12:49 PM
Nancy Kerrigan's official response.......