Nancy Kerrigan's Brother Charged In Father's Death

The brother of former Olympic silver medalist Nancy Kerrigan is accused of assaulting their 70-year-old father in Stoneham on Sunday during a fight over a telephone where police say the younger man thought his dad was "faking it" when he collapsed.

The father, Daniel Kerrigan, died from a massive heart attack, his wife tells the Herald.

Mark Kerrigan, 45, now faces one count of assault and battery on a person over 60, according to Woburn District Court Clerk John Teeven.

The criminal complaint lists Daniel Kerrigan of Stoneham as the assault victim, Teeven added. Mark Kerrigan is set to be arraigned today in the Woburn court, Boston Herald reports.

Police said that around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a call for help came from the Kerrigan house.

The Middlesex County district attorney and Stoneham Police Chief Richard Bongiorno said a man in his 70s "in need of medical assistance" was taken from the residence to Winchester Hospital, where he later died.

A death notice in the obituary section of the Boston Globe Monday for a Daniel Kerrigan said there would be a wake for the U.S. Army veteran Wednesday before a funeral Mass Thursday at St. Patrick Church in Stoneham.

Nancy Kerrigan, 40, a bronze medalist in the 1992 Winter Olympics, won notoriety two years later when she was attacked and clubbed in the right knee just before the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The attack was masterminded by the ex-husband of Kerrigan rival Tonya Harding, Boston informs.

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