Monday, November 19, 2012
Mark Kerrigan, who was convicted of assault and battery in connection to his father's death in 2010, was ordered Friday to return to a Massachusetts jail for violating his probation, according to a WCVB report.
Stoneham native Mark Kerrigan, brother of Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, is returning to a Massachusetts jail, according to a WCVB report. A Middlesex County judge ordered Mark Kerrigan to return to jail Friday for six more months for violating his probation, according to the report. Kerrigan had previously asked during the summer to return to jail to complete his sentence rather than follow his probation conditions. His attorney told the judge that the terms of his probation are too much of a financial burden, the Boston Herald reported, and that Kerrigan would rather go back to jail than deal with the terms of his release, which included alcohol counseling, anger management classes and mental health counseling. His probation …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Middlesex County Superior Court Judge S. Jane Haggerty sentences the 46-year-old to 2 1/2 years in County jail, with six months suspended.
The Commonwealth's case against Mark Kerrigan, Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan's brother, came to an end Thursday after a Massachusetts judge sentenced the Stoneham native to the maximum sentence of 2 1/2 years in County jail, with six months suspended. Superior Court Judge S. Jane Haggerty ruled on the side of the prosecution, as Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Keeley recommended Mark Kerrigan serve the maximum sentence—2 1/2 years in the House of Correction. "He is not a candidate for probation," Keeley said. "This defendant's record dates back 30 years. His first arrest was as a juvenile... and his criminal record is replete with numerous arrests." Keeley stated that Mark Kerrigan's criminal history involved alcohol-related …
The 46-year-old Stoneham native was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter and guilt on a misdemeanor count of assault and battery on a person over 60 Wednesday in Middlesex County Superior Court in Woburn.
Here are updates from the sentencing in the Mark Kerrigan trial Thursday at Middlesex County Superior Court in Woburn: @9:22 a.m.: Sentencing begins. @9:23 a.m.: Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Keeley opens sentencing for prosecution. She claims Mark Kerrigan's arrest history began as a juvenile more than 30 years ago, adding that he spent four years in prison on a variety of charges, including violating a restraining order. "I would argue this defendant has been given numerous opportunities," Keeley said. "He is 46 years old… this is not a man in his twenties… [he does not know] how to control his temper and drinking. He is not a candidate for probation." The prosecution, which accused Mark Kerrigan of violating his pre-trial …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The 46-year-old Stoneham native and brother of Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is scheduled for sentencing at 9 a.m. Thursday in Middlesex County Superior Court.
After 15 hours of deliberation, the 12-person jury acquitted Mark Kerrigan of involuntary manslaughter and guilty on a simple assault and battery charge shortly before noon Wednesday in Middlesex County Superior Court in Woburn. Juror no. 30, who served as the floor person, announced the verdict, which was unanimous. Mark Kerrigan's Attorney Janice Bassil requested at least 24 hours to prepare for sentencing and Judge S. Jane Haggerty obliged. Haggerty said sentencing will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday. Mark Kerrigan, 46, of Stoneham, may face up to 2 1/2 years in prison on the assault and battery charge, a misdemeanor. He was on trial for allegedly causing the death of his 70-year-old father Daniel Kerrigan during an altercation on Jan. 24, …
The Olympic figure skater spoke on behalf of her family Wednesday at about 12:15 p.m. outside Middlesex County Superior Court in Woburn.
Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, Mark Kerrigan's sister, spoke on behalf of the Kerrigan family Wednesday afternoon after her brother was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter and guilty on a simple assault and battery charge. Mark Kerrigan, who was on trial for allegedly causing the death of his 70-year-old father Daniel Kerrigan during a struggle in the family's home in Stoneham on Jan. 24, 2010, may face up to 2 1/2 years in prison Mark Kerrigan is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. Thursday at Middlesex County Superior Court in Woburn. Check out our video to get Nancy Kerrigan's full reaction to the verdict.
Check out what's happening in the Stoneham area in our latest "Patch Facts" column.
1. Day eight: Looking for updates related to the Mark Kerrigan involuntary manslaughter trial? Check out our live blog for details, or updates from past court sessions. 2. Who's up for some blogging? We're looking for some unpaid bloggers who either live or work in Stoneham to contribute blogs to our new "Local Voices" section which launched today. We'd love to have folks passionate about writing on various localized topics such as cooking, fashion, fitness, high school sports and the outdoors. We'd prefer bloggers who can contribute one blog with photo(s) per week. If interested, email Stoneham Patch Editor Mark Ouellette at email@example.com and provide previous blog experience or writing samples and a resume (optional). 3. Bravo…
Day eight of the involuntary manslaughter trial is underway at Middlesex County Superior Court Wednesday.
Here are updates from day seven in the Mark Kerrigan involuntary manslaughter trial Wednesday at Middlesex County Superior Court: @9:17 a.m.: Judge S. Jane Haggerty enters the courtroom and the jury follows shortly thereafter. @9:18 a.m.: Court is in session. @9:19 a.m.: Jury sent out to resume deliberations. Deliberations began Monday. @9:20 a.m.: Court is in recess. @11:50 a.m.: Mark Kerrigan found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter and guilty of assault and battery on a person over 60. The assault and battery charged may bring a sentence of up to 2 1/2 years in prison. Sentencing is slated for 9 a.m. Thursday. @12:16 p.m.: Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, speaking on behalf of her family, reacts to the verdicts in her brother's…
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Check out the recaps on the involuntary manslaughter trial underway at the Middlesex County Superior Court.
The jury continues to deliberate in the Mark Kerrigan trial Tuesday at Middlesex County Superior Court in Woburn. Mark Kerrigan, Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan's brother, is on trial for involuntary manslaughter and assault and battery on a person over 60 causing significant bodily injury for allegedly causing the death of his 70-year-old father Daniel Kerrigan at the family home in Stoneham on Jan. 24, 2010. The prosecution and defense rested May 20, and closing arguments were heard Monday, followed by jury deliberations. It's unclear when the verdict may be submitted by the jury. Here is a look at what has transpired since the start of the trial on May 16: May 24 May 23 May 20 May 19 May 18 May 17 May 16
Check out the latest "Patch Facts" for activities in the Stoneham area.
1. Day seven: The seventh day of the manslaughter trial of Mark Kerrigan, who is accused of causing his father's death more than a year ago in Stoneham, started at 8:45 a.m. in Woburn Superior Court. Mark Kerrigan, of Stoneham, is the brother of former Olympic figure skater and Lynnfield resident Nancy Kerrigan. Their father Daniel Kerrigan, 70, died in his Stoneham home during a struggle with Mark. 2. Local meal: The Community Dinner Program, which consists of more than 50 churchgoers from several churches in town providing meals to people from the community, is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Stoneham, 1 Church St. 3. Want to sell something? Need to fill a vacancy or sell some extra stuff kicking around the…
Day seven of the trial is underway at Middlesex County Superior Court Tuesday.
Here are updates from day seven in the Mark Kerrigan involuntary manslaughter trial Tuesday at Middlesex County Superior Court: @9:07 a.m.: Jury resumes deliberations from Monday. @4:48 p.m.: Jury enters and court is in session. @4:49 a.m.: Judge S. Jane Haggerty thanks the jury for their hard work and releases them for the day. The jury will return at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday to resume deliberations.