Teary Nancy Kerrigan to judge: Send brother home

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WOBURN, Mass. (AP) -- Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan has tearfully asked a Massachusetts judge to spare her brother jail time and send him home "to rejoin our family" after he was convicted of assaulting his father.

Nancy Kerrigan broke down and cried as she asked Judge S. Jane Haggerty to send him home instead of sending him to jail.

She called her brother's prosecution "a long and trying experience."

Mark Kerrigan was convicted of assault, but acquitted of manslaughter in his father's 2010 death.