Man Accused of Assisting Father's Suicide Dies in Ocean Accident
The Somerville man fell into the ocean and died in Maine, it appears he is the same man once accused of assisting in his father's suicide.
A 57-year-old Somerville resident named Bruce Brodigan died Saturday after falling into the ocean in Ogunquit, Maine, according to the Boston Herald.
It appears he was the same man who was once charged, in Connecticut, of assisting in the suicide of his ailing father.
Somerville Patch reported the connection Tuesday morning, and now the Hartford Courant has also reported the man who died in Maine was the same person.
Brodigan, a Linden Avenue resident, had been accused of helping his father, a retired judge and lawyer, kill himself with a cocktail of pills and alcohol.
In April of 2011, Brodigan, 56 at the time, had most of the serious charges against him dropped. His case before Hartford Superior Court in Connecticut.
The serious charges were dropped against him on the condition he entered a rehabilitation program.
Later that year, in December, all charges were dropped against him, according to the Hartford Courant.
According to the Boston Herald's report, Brodigan was walking along Marginal Way, an ocean-front pathway in Ogunquit, Maine, on Saturday morning when he "apparently lost his footing" and fell into the ocean. He was rescued by a boat and transported to York Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The cause of his death remains under investigation, the Herald reports.