Nancy Kerrigan’s Life Touched By Tragedy Once Again

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Posted by: Bluedog89

American ice skating legend Nancy Kerrigan’s father has been murdered by her own brother, according to cnn.com. Nancy’s brother Mark, 45, was arrested Sunday and is accused of assault and battery against their father, 70-year old Daniel Kerrigan, according to Massachusetts authorities.

American ice skating icon Nancy Kerrigan

Apparently there was a violent argument and struggle between the father and son, resulting in the elder Kerrigan falling or collapsing on the kitchen floor. Nancy’s mother Brenda then called 911 to assist her husband.

Authorities are still investigating the the circumstances of the incident along with the cause and manner of death. The county medical examiner is expected to release a report within a manner of weeks.

When police arrived on the scene, they found Mark Kerrigan in the basement of the house, “clearly intoxicated” and “extremely combative.” He refused to comply with police officers, had to be subdued with pepper spray before forcibly removing him from the home.

Mark Kerrigan pleaded not guilty during his arraignment. According to court documents, he was unemployed, was recently released from a correctional facility, and was living at home with his parents. He is taking medications and seeking psychological help for post-traumatic stress, apparently from a stint in the Army.

Nancy Kerrigan first gained prominence by winning a bronze medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. In 1994 she earned an Olympic silver medal in Lillehammer, Norway.

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8 responses to “Nancy Kerrigan’s Life Touched By Tragedy Once Again

  1. Hey girl! That fool is crazy, saying ‘F*ck You’ to the camera’s. Doesn’t he know that he is talking to his potential jury pool? Good grief, he needs a public defender STAT to advise him to please STFU. What a horrible waste, to loose your life over a phone…

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Nancy and her family.

  2. he’s really skating on thin ice….

  3. if the Father is dead why is it “assault and battery”?

  4. Yes, Geo, he is dead, but at the time of the arrest the police were still investigating the crime and cause of death so Mark Kerrigan was arrested for assault & battery.

    From what I heard on the news, the elder Kerrigan’s wife Brenda thought her husband had a heart attack during the scuffle. We won’t know for sure til the autopsy comes back. Where’s Quincy when you need him?!

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