Nancy Kerrigan’s Life Touched By Tragedy Once Again

American ice skating icon Nancy Kerrigan.
American ice skating icon Nancy Kerrigan

American ice skating legend Nancy Kerrigan’s father has been murdered by her own brother, according to Nancy’s brother Mark, 45, was arrested Sunday and is accused of assault and battery against their father, 70-year old Daniel Kerrigan, according to Massachusetts authorities.

Apparently there was a violent argument and struggle between the father and son, resulting in the elder Kerrigan falling or collapsing on the kitchen floor. Nancy’s mother Brenda then called 911 to assist her husband.

Authorities are still investigating the the circumstances of the incident along with the cause and manner of death. The county medical examiner is expected to release a report within a manner of weeks.

When police arrived on the scene, they found Mark Kerrigan in the basement of the house, “clearly intoxicated” and “extremely combative.” He refused to comply with police officers, had to be subdued with pepper spray before forcibly removing him from the home.

Mark Kerrigan pleaded not guilty during his arraignment. According to court documents, he was unemployed, was recently released from a correctional facility, and was living at home with his parents. He is taking medications and seeking psychological help for post-traumatic stress, apparently from a stint in the Army.

Nancy Kerrigan first gained prominence by winning a bronze medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. In 1994 she earned an Olympic silver medal in Lillehammer, Norway.

Death By Misadventure or Murder?


Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones was found dead in his swimming pool in July 1969.
Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones was found dead in his swimming pool in July 1969.

Police in the UK are reviewing the death of Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones, who died under mysterious circumstances in July 1969. After years of meticulous research, investigative reporter Scott Jones (no relation), turned over to the police all of the material he collected throughout the course of his investigation. Although their curiosity was piqued by the new evidence introduced by the journalist, police have yet to determine if they will re-investigate the case.

Rumors and conspiracy theories have circulated for 40 years that Jones’s death was a matter of foul play, not by hard partying or “misadventure,” as noted by the pathologist. Jones’s autopsy mentioned that he had no narcotics in his system and that he had a minimal amount of alcohol in his system. Jones had left the Rolling Stones just three weeks prior to his death. He was 27.