EXCLUSIVE: Nancy Kerrigan's Brother Still Undergoing Psych Evaluations

Feb. 5 2010, Published 5:20 a.m. ET

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Nancy Kerrigan’s troubled brother Mark is still being held at Bridgewater State Hospital undergoing psych evaluations, has learned.

A spokesperson for Bridgewater State Hospital told “We can confirm that Mark Kerrigan is still here under evaluation.”

The army veteran has spent the past 10 days in the state hospital after officials deemed he was a potential danger to himself. He allegedly attacked his father Daniel Kerrigan at the family’s home in Stoneham, Mass. The 70-year-old subsequently died of a massive heart attack.

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Mark was not permitted to attend his father’s funeral at St Patrick’s Church which was attended by hundreds of mourners including his famous Olympic skater sister Nancy, their heart-broken mom Brenda and brother Michael. The troubled 45-year old – who has battled substance abuse and mental illness for years and spent time in jail for violent crimes – pled not guilty to assault and battery charges but could face more serious ones if the alleged attack on his father is directly linked to his death.

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A spokesperson from Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone’s office told that their investigations are continuing.

“Our investigations are ongoing in this case and it will be up to the Department of Corrections to decide what to do with Mr. Kerrigan once his evaluation has been completed," the spokesperson said. "He is scheduled for a pre-trial conference on February 24, 2010, and his lawyer will have to place a motion if he cannot be present on that date.”


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