Mark Kerrigan Arrested in Connection with Father's Death

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Almost 16 years to the day she was attacked by the ex-husband of her main Olympic rival, an even bigger tragedy has befallen Nancy Kerrigan.

The 70-year old father of this former figure skater was found dead at his Boston home yesterday - and Kerrigan's brother was arrested in connection with the incident.

As first reported by MyFoxBoston.com, emergency respondents found Daniel Kerrigan unresponsive when they arrived at his residence yesterday. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Meanwhile, sources say there was a struggle between Daniel and Mark Kerrigan in the kitchen; while details of the confrontation are unknown at this time, Mark was arrested and charged with assault and battery on an elder with serious bodily injury.

He's scheduled to appear in court today.

Nancy lives approximately 10 minutes from her father's home. Our thoughts are with her and we'll keep readers apprised of this situation as news breaks.

** UPDATE: Nancy's mother to The Boston Herald: "My husband had a massive heart attack. This is a very difficult time for me."

According to the police report, Mark and Daniel Kerrigan were screaming at each other, with Mark's hands allegedly around his father's throat, when Daniel fell to the ground.

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