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Nancy Kerrigan's Brother Mark Kerrigan Charged in Connection with Father's Death

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STONEHAM, Mass. (CBS/AP) Nancy Kerrigan, the famous figure skater, who was once the victim of a notorious attack involving archrival Tonya Harding, is now in the middle of a family mystery concerning her father's untimely death and her brother's possible role.

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Nancy Kerrigan's father, Daniel Kerrigan, died over the weekend after a disturbance at the family's Massachusetts home. Her brother, Mark Kerrigan, has been charged with assaulting their 70-year-old dad.

Photo: Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan.

PICTURES: Nancy Kerrigan Family Tragedy

A police report says officers responding to a 911 call around 1:30 a.m. Sunday found him unconscious on the floor. Daniel Kerrigan was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

The report says 45-year-old Mark Kerrigan was found in the basement of the Stoneham, Mass. home and was "belligerent and combative" when questioned. Officers used pepper spray to subdue him and eventually arrested him.

The report also says Mark Kerrigan told officers he struggled with his father after the elder Kerrigan wouldn't let him use the phone.

Mark Kerrigan was arraigned Monday on a charge of assault and battery on a person over 60, resulting in injuries.

Nancy Kerrigan, who won an Olympic bronze medal in 1992, may be better known for getting clubbed in the knee with a metal baton before the 1994 US Figure Skating Championships in Detroit. Her rival, Tonya Harding, pled guilty to obstructing prosecutors in that incident, for which she got three years probation, community service, and a $160,000 fine.

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