Nancy Kerrigan's brother charged with manslaughter

April 8, 2010 10:10:47 AM PDT
The brother of figure skater Nancy Kerrigan has been charged in Massachusetts with manslaughter in the death of their father. Mark Kerrigan's indictment in Middlesex Superior Court was announced Thursday. He is accused in the death of 70-year-old Daniel Kerrigan Jan. 24 after a fight in the family home outside Boston.

The 45-year-old Mark Kerrigan had already been charged with assault. He was freed on bail a day after he completed a psychiatric evaluation.

Since then, he has been living with his mother in the family's Stoneham home, where the alleged assault took place.

The Kerrigan family has insisted they do not blame Mark Kerrigan for the death of his father, who had a pre-existing heart condition.