Monday, January 25, 2010

Sad News...

There is still a lot unknown about this story yet so I'll stick to what we do know...

Nancy Kerrigan's father Daniel Kerrigan has passed away. He was found at his Stoneham, Massachussetts home after a 911 call reporting a 'sudden death.' Daniel's wife Brenda believed he died of a heart attack.

Simultaneously, Nancy's brother Mark, was taken to the hospital with injuries and later taken to Stoneham Police Department for questioning. Mark has been arrested in connection with the suspicious death of Daniel. Although the details of the connection are not yet known. Police have said that Mark is to be arraigned later Monday on charges of assault and battery on an elderly person.

Sad news indeed...

Memorials can be made in Daniel Kerrigan's name to:

Special Olympics Mass Chapter
Yawkey Sports Training Center
512 Forest St.
Marlborough, MA 01752

UPDATE: More details are emerging about the incident as it concerns Mark Kerrigan. Agence France-Presse writes:

Mark Kerrigan, 45, was found in the basement of the house, according to a police report that described him as "belligerent and combative" when police tried to question him, eventually needing pepper spray to be subdued.

"Kerrigan appeared intoxicated but appeared coherent in understanding questions and answering them," the report said.

Police said Mark Kerrigan said he struggled with his father and put his hands around his father's neck after not being allowed to use the telephone. Kerrigan said his father fell to the floor but that he felt his dad was "faking it", according to the report.

Blood was found on the floor as well as other signs of a scuffle, police said.

Kerrigan was ordered held on 10,000-dollars bail after a hearing in Woburn District Court in which Mark never spoke but once broke into tears.

"He and his father had a violent argument and struggle at the home and Daniel Kerrigan either fell or collapsed on the kitchen floor," Middlesex County assistant district attorney Elizabeth Healey said.

Mark Kerrigan has entered a plea of not guilty.


Anonymous said...

Wow How sad! She's had such a up and down life...I feel bad for her and her family!!

Anonymous said...

That is truly tragic.