Mark Kerrigan, brother of figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, has been charged with manslaughter in the death of their father.
Daniel Kerrigan, who was 70, died on Jan. 24 after a fight with his son. According to a Stoneham Police report, "He [Mark Kerrigan] stated that he wanted to use the phone and his father would not let him. He said that he struggled with his father and put his hands around his father's neck and his father fell to the floor. He said that his father was faking it.''
Daniel's death was ruled a homicide by the Massachusetts State Medical Examiner, but the family says it was a heart condition and that the fight had nothing to do with it.
District Attorney Gerry Leone said in a statement, "This defendant should have known that the cruel acts that he committed against his elderly father, including grabbing him by the neck with enough force to cause a fracture, were highly likely to result in substantial harm and endanger his father's life,"
Mark Kerrigan is set be arraigned on Friday in Woburn Superior Court.