Kerrigan’s Brother Back In Jail After Failed Alcohol Test

WOBURN (CBS/AP) – The brother of figure skater Nancy Kerrigan has been sent back to jail after he failed required alcohol screenings while awaiting trial on charges he killed his father.

Mark Kerrigan had been free on $25,000 bail after pleading not guilty to manslaughter last year.

A judge revoked Kerrigan’s bail Monday after prosecutors said he failed four breath tests Saturday.

The readings were below the legal limit.

His lawyer said Kerrigan told her he took cough syrup for a cold.

The judge said he would hold a new hearing if the defense could show Kerrigan had taken only medicine.

Prosecutors say 70-year-old Daniel Kerrigan died after a fight with his son, who had been drinking.

Kerrigan’s lawyer and family say Daniel Kerrigan had a heart condition and his son was not responsible for his death.

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  1. JimWilm says:

    The Gallucio defense?

  2. edwal says:

    dam jim you bet me to it

  3. Cynic says:

    If the root of his problem is Alcohol,getting caught may be the best thing that ever happened to him,as is hopefully the case with Mr.Gallucio.I read a very good book years ago by Lillian Roth called ‘ I’ll Cry Tomorrow”It left me with a deep awareness of the Seductivnes and Destructivnes of alcohol. No one ever starts out with the intent to become an alcoholic.Meanwhile we spend our time agonizing stupidly over second and third and fourth hand Smoke.

  4. f. falzone says:

    Why don’t you stop torturing that poor family’ Just get him into a rehab to try and get him off the alcahol. He is in poor shape because he has to live with the fact that his father died because of the fight they had. Noone knows if he ment it to happen so just get him the help he needs.

  5. MARY says:

    IF MOM IS TELLING THE TRUTH AND HE CRIED AND CALLED TO HIS DAD TO GET UP, HE DID NOT MEAN TO KILL HIM. I ONCE KNEW A FAMILY WHERE TWO BROTHERS WERE FIGHTING AND THE MOM GOT IN BETWEEN AND WAS KILLED.
    IT IS ALL HEARTBREAKING.
    PLEASE EXCUSE THE CAPS.

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