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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:38 PM
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Nancy Kerrigan's dad dies after struggle with her brother
Kerrigan's dad dies; brother accused of assault
By MARK PRATT, Associated Press Writer

Monday, January 25, 2010

(01-25) 12:14 PST Woburn, Mass. (AP) --

The brother of figure skater Nancy Kerrigan pleaded not guilty Monday to assaulting their 70-year-old father, who died over the weekend after a disturbance at the family's Massachusetts home.

Mark Kerrigan, 45, described by his lawyer as an unemployed plumber, was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail after his arraignment Monday in Woburn District Court. Kerrigan did not speak at the hearing but put his head in his hands and wept at one point.

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police report said officers responding to a 911 call at 1:30 a.m. Sunday found Daniel Kerrigan lying on the floor unconscious. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. An autopsy was planned.

The report said Mark Kerrigan was found on a couch in the basement of the home in the middle-class Boston suburb of Stoneham and was "belligerent and combative" when questioned. Officers used pepper spray to subdue him and eventually arrested him.

"(Mark) Kerrigan appeared intoxicated but appeared coherent in understanding questions and answering them," the report stated.

"He stated that he wanted to use the phone and his father would not let him. He said he struggled with his father and put his hands around his father's neck and his father fell to the floor," the arresting officer wrote.

Mark Kerrigan told officers that he believed his father was "faking it," according to the report.

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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:40 PM
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1. terrible story.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:41 PM
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2. Oh how incredibly sad
I can't even imagine . .
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:46 PM
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3. >>insert Jeff Gillooly joke
or not
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 04:19 PM
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5. For shame RIF
Kidding, I too was evil and thought "Did he whack him in the knee"?

Julie
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geek_sabre Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:00 PM
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6. whyyyyyyyyy?
alright, I'm going to hell.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 03:32 PM
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8. Hope all is well.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 04:07 PM
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4. Tragic.
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:04 PM
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7. Why isn't the charge accidental death or just flat out murder?
Sounds like the dad died BECAUSE of the son's actions.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 03:33 PM
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9. I think it may be pending an autopsy. nt
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