Kerrigan Trial Jury Deliberates For 2nd Day Without Verdict

WOBURN (AP) – Jurors in the Massachusetts manslaughter trial of Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan’s brother have finished their second day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

Mark Kerrigan is charged in the 2010 death of his 70-year-old father, Daniel Kerrigan, at the family’s home in Stoneham, just north of Boston.

WBZ-TV’s Diana Perez reports.

A Woburn Superior Court jury went home Tuesday after deliberating a little more than 12 hours over two days. Deliberations are to resume Wednesday.

In closing arguments Monday, a prosecutor said Mark Kerrigan was an “angry, mean, nasty, drunk son” when he killed his father. But a defense attorney said longstanding heart disease was to blame.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Jim Smith reports.

The Kerrigan family has supported Mark Kerrigan, insisting that he is not responsible for Daniel Kerrigan’s death. Nancy Kerrigan has been in court every day of the weeklong trial.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • dismayed

    This is a sad and tragic story for the Kerrigan family, In my opinion, the father had an illness that he had no control over. The son did have control over getting drunk and arguing with his father. I believe his actions did directly have everything to do with his father’s death. If he hadn’t been drunk, maybe he would have used better judgment, but should he get away with his actions because of that?

  • wantstoknow

    Why can’t the news just refer to this as a case against Mark Kerrigan, instead of the brother of the Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan? She has no role in this event.

  • Jenny C

    She (Nancy) has been an enabler along with her mother.

  • Jenny C

    I do have to laugh about the defense attorney making the comment that there were no witnesses to suggest that Mark put his hands around Dan K. But she caleed her legally blind “witness” to say that it was only a bear hug. She didn’t “see” him put his hands on his father’s neck. Come on-which is it? Legally blind or a viable witness?????

  • Jean

    I can’t believe that this jury has not been able to find this drunk guilty. Mr. Kerrigan would never have had a heart attack that night had it not been for the actions of his violent drunk son.

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