Nancy Kerrigan Dad's Death Ruled a Homicide: Cardiac Dysrhythmia
Nancy Kerrigan's Dad's death has been ruled a homicide today but the Middlesex Chief Medical Examiner.
The medical examiner stated that Daniel Kerrigan died from cardiac dysrhythmia resulting from a neck injury due to a cartilage fracture to his larynx, made worse by heart disease.
Cardiac dysrhythmia is when there is an abnormal amount of electrical activity in a person's heart, and may cause the heart to beat too fast or too slow or irregular.
Nancy's brother Mark Kerrigan has been arrested and charged with assault in the death of his 70-year-old father.
The investigation continues. No word on whether prosecutors will now up the charges against Mark.
The Kerrigan Family has released this statement however and they are not pleased with the medical examiner's findings:
"The Kerrigan family is extremely disappointed that the medical examiner would release a cause of death without having all of the relevant facts. We believe this finding to be premature and inaccurate. The Kerrigan family does not blame anyone for the unfortunate death of Dan Kerrigan, who had a pre-existing heart condition."