Friday, February 18, 2011

Attorney Says Kerrigan Too "Drunk" To Waive Rights

((HT: MyFoxBoston))

A Massachusetts judge is in the process of receiving more evidence submissions on a request by lawyers for skater Nancy Kerrigan's brother, Mark, to have statements he made on the night of his dad's death thrown out and termed otherwise inadmissable.

Mark Kerrigan pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in the death of his 70-year-old father, Daniel, after a fight at their home last year. A police officer has testified Kerrigan told investigators he "grabbed his father by the throat" before he died.

Defense lawyers want such evidence barred from the case. They say Kerrigan was too drunk to waive his Miranda rights, and police questioned him after he said he didn't want to talk to them on the night in question.

Here's the update from FoxBoston on the case as it stands

Kerrigan lawyer asks court to toss out statements:

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