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Kerrigan's Brother Indicted for Manslaughter

4/8/2010 2:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nancy Kerrigan's brother has just been indicted for manslaughter by a Middlesex Superior Court Grand Jury -- after an alleged altercation with his father turned deadly earlier this year.



Mark Kerrigan
was arrested on January 25 after he allegedly assaulted his father Daniel Kerrigan at their home near Boston. The Middlesex Chief Medical Examiner ruled Daniel died from cardiac dysrhythmia after suffering a neck injury during the altercation.

Mark pled not guilty to one charge of assault and battery on an elderly person resulting in serious bodily injury.

UPDATE: The Kerrigans just released a statement, saying, "We are deeply disappointed at the continued prosecution of Mark ... The Kerrigan family continues to believe that he is not responsible for the death of their beloved Daniel."

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1.

Miss Mary    

Maybe first - who cares . . . This poor family has gone through enough. Leave the brother alone if the family doesn't blame him. There are too many people in jail as it is.

1478 days ago
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kadengirl    

this is so sad. why do they have to indict the man's son? he didn't kill his father. his father had a heart attack. so what if he fought with his son before passing.. leave the boy alone.

1478 days ago
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Trish    

Good! Hope they lock him up forever! Nobody should get away with breaking their dad's neck. Wish I still had my dad.

1478 days ago
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Trish    

There was a fracture in his neck that the drunken angry son caused.

1478 days ago
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BarbN    

To everyone who is saying 'Leave the boy alone' - apart from the fact that he's not a boy, he's a middle-aged man - would your comments be the same if a stranger had broken into the Kerrigans' home and choked him? Or does the fact that he's a family member excuse the assault? No wonder there's so much domestic violence if the thinking is that it's not really assault or manslaughter if the assailant is your brother or your spouse or your parent.

1478 days ago
6.

Sig    

So sad on so many levels...However, if you inflict bodily harm and a death results, you must be held accountable even if your family forgives you. There are no winners here.

1478 days ago
7.

Beau    

Nancy Kerrigan looks like Denise Brown (Nicole Brown Simpson's sister)in this picture.

Do you think Harvey's (Levin) crew picked it because he covered the OJ Murder trials?

1478 days ago
8.

cjs    

Well assault is a crime he died during the commission of a crime so it could be worse the charge could be homicide.

At least that's the way it is in my state.

1478 days ago
9.

GGG    

#6 you are spot on!!!

1478 days ago
10.

Dirt Burger    

Does anyone know who his barber is? I would love to get a haircut like that

1478 days ago
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kadengirl    

i wish i had my dad too.

1478 days ago
12.

Darlene    

Thats a shame!

1478 days ago
13.

MindyD    

I just do not understand why the family is defending him. He killed their Father-what more is there to say?

1478 days ago
14.

leafygreens    

To commenter S. Smith who says Tonya would have skated circles around Nancy if she had been at Nationals: If you were watching the Olympics, Tonya placed 8th while Nancy won 2nd WITH a knee injury. Tonya couldn't skate circles around Nancy after all, could she? So why would it have been different at Nationals?

Regardless, there is no excuse for domestic violence against anyone, especially an elderly person and your father. I'm sure that Mark didn't mean to kill his dad, but he did. He has to pay the consequences.

1478 days ago
15.

M Murphy    

If my brother killed my father, I would be the first one in line
to put him the death chamber. Maybe their just STUPID in MASS or
maybe the family was in on it with the brother. YOu never know.

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