Monday, January 25, 2010

Nancy Kerrigan's father dead, brother arrested

Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan has been arrested in connection with the suspicious death of their father on Sunday, according to Massachusetts police. According to a report in the New York Daily News, police responded to a 911 call saying Daniel Kerrigan, 70, had suffered a sudden death and found him unconscious in the kitchen of his home.

His wife Brenda reportedly said he had suffered a heart attack.

However, Mark Kerrigan, 45, was also transported to the hospital for an unspecified injury and was later taken to the Stoneham Police Department for questioning.

He is expected to be arraigned today on charges of assault and battery on an elderly person, according to police.

Kerrigan was born to Brenda and Dan Kerrigan. She has two brothers: Michael and Mark. She graduated from Stoneham High School and attended Emmanuel College in Boston to study business.

Kerrigan created The Nancy Kerrigan Foundation to raise awareness and support for the vision impaired. Kerrigan's mother, Brenda, is legally blind.

Kerrigan married her agent, Jerry Solomon, on September 9, 1995. They have three children together: Matthew Eric, born December 1996; Brian, born April 14, 2005; and Nicole Elizabeth, born May 14, 2008. The family currently resides in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.

Her father, Daniel Kerrigan, was found unresponsive in her childhood home on Sunday, January 24th, 2010, he was later pronounced dead at Winchester Hospital. Her brother Mark Kerrigan is being charged with assaulting their 70-year-old father in Stoneham following a fight over a telephone where police say the younger man thought his dad was “faking it” when he fell to the ground.

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