No quick verdict in trial of Kerrigan's brother

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Former Olympic figure skating medalist Nancy Kerrigan, right, sits with her mother, Brenda Kerrigan, in court during the trial of her brother, Mark Kerrigan, at Middlesex District Court on Monday, May 23, 2011, in Woburn, Mass. Mark Kerrigan is charged with manslaughter in the January 2010 death of their father, Daniel Kerrigan. (AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye, Pool)

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WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — Jurors in the Massachusetts manslaughter trial of Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan's brother have finished their second day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

Mark Kerrigan is charged in the 2010 death of his 70-year-old father, Daniel Kerrigan, at the family's home in Stoneham, just north of Boston.

A Woburn Superior Court jury went home Tuesday after deliberating a little more than 12 hours over two days. Deliberations are to resume Wednesday.

In closing arguments Monday, a prosecutor said Mark Kerrigan was an "angry, mean, nasty, drunk son" when he killed his father. But a defense attorney said longstanding heart disease was to blame.

The Kerrigan family has supported Mark Kerrigan, insisting that he is not responsible for Daniel Kerrigan's death. Nancy Kerrigan has been in court every day of the weeklong trial.

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