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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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5THBEATLE    

HEY MURF, NO WE'RE NOT STUPID IN MASSACHUSETTS BUT, I WOULD DO THE SAME AS YOU IF MY SIBLING KILLED ANYONE THAT IS RELATED TO ME. SORRY ABOUT THE CAPS, MY HAND IS IN A CAST.

1627 days ago
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Thunder Thighs    

I heard they were going to hit him in the knee.

1627 days ago
18.

gutsygirl    

It's a blessing in disguise. Mark is unstable and his mother is legally blind. She deserves to have peace and he will get the mental care he needs.

1627 days ago
19.

C    

Well, sure, he just choked him to death...how would that make him responsible? Can you say DENIAL??? Or maybe they wanted the dad gone and they're hoping to get him home and leave him alone with mom so he can do her in too. Because it's either that or no one in that family has a brain in their head.

1627 days ago
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GillenH20    

Patricide is not a crime that can just be overlloked by the family. He is responsible for his father's death, even if the end result was a heart attack. What kind of man beats, yells at, and chokes his elderly father!? A sick man probably. Thank God Daniel has the D.A.'s office advocating for him since his own family will not speak-up for the poor, dead man who can no longer speak for himself. He deserves justice.

1627 days ago
21.

Alexa    

Nancy should have been struck in the head and not the knee. Might have knocked some sense into her.

It's unbelievable that she and her mother are standing behind this murderer. Nothing says loving like betraying dear old Dad!

With any luck, he'll do in Nancy and Mom next. They're a disgrace!!!


1627 days ago
22.

dooney    

When are people going to learn to keep their hands off of other people? When are people going to learn that a chemically dependent person is going to destroy their family, eventually? When are people going to learn that just because you have a family member that is chemically addicted, you don't have to wipe their nose every hour of the day? To the Kerrigan family, would you hang out with Mark if he wasn't a family member? Probably not. Sometimes you just have to pick yourself up and dust yourself off and go on with your life without that person. This is probably why Mark is the way he is, no consequences for his actions. Mark is saying "poor,poor Mark, pour Mark another drink because it is everyone else that is the problem." Been through this in my family and I let those family members go. I can't help those that don't want help.

1627 days ago
23.

L.S    

He looks crazy...

1627 days ago
24.

mellow    

pfft this family....well local stories to curl your hairs.

Anyway, let's just say the son shown here is a known mean drunk. Things he pulled in the past went to far this time.

1627 days ago
25.

mellow    

Remember the old joke
Hey Nancy, you do not make fun of orphans, Mickey Mouse is not stupid when you are in his parade and the red light on the camera means it is recording.

1627 days ago
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mellow    

Nancy Kerrigan was a sore loser at the Olympics, very ungracious and hateful as the guest of honor at Disney World and proved to be a gold-digging adultress and homewrecking husband-stealer soon afterward. Sorry to hear about her father's demise, but it seems the Kerrigan family isn't that different from Tonya Harding's, after all.
They had to pepper spray the brother to get him anywhere near being able to cuff.

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