Kerrigan's Brother Sent for Mental Evaluation

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

BOSTON (AP) - The brother of figure skater Nancy Kerrigan has been sent for a psychological evaluation after being charged with assaulting his 70-year-old father, who later died.

A spokeswoman for Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone in Massachusetts said Tuesday that Mark Kerrigan has been sent to Bridgewater State Hospital for a competency evaluation.

Mark Kerrigan pleaded not guilty Monday to assaulting his father, Daniel Kerrigan, at the family home in the Boston suburb of Stoneham.

Family members say that Daniel Kerrigan died of a heart attack and that his death was unrelated to an argument he had with his 45-year-old son early Sunday. Autopsy results are pending.

Mark Kerrigan's lawyer said in court that her client was on medication for post-traumatic stress and was seeing a psychiatrist.

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