Jared Remy, the son of former Boston Red Sox second baseman and longtime broadcaster Jerry Remy, is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Jennifer Martel, 27.
Remy, 34, is accused of fatally stabbing Martel on August 15 in a Waltham, Massachusetts, home. According to HLN affiliate WBZ, Remy had been arrested two days earlier after Martel called 911 claiming he had pushed her into a mirror. He was charged with assault and battery and arraigned on August 14, but was released on personal recognizance after Martel decided not to pursue a restraining order. The alleged murder took place the next day.
On Friday, Remy pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and domestic assault and battery. In court, prosecutors described a long and grisly assault. They claim the couple's struggle took them through several rooms in their apartment and ended on the patio, where Remy allegedly pinned the victim down and stabbed her to death. Prosecutors say Remy slashed at a neighbor who tried to intervene. Police arrived at the scene at about 9 p.m. and arrested Remy, whose clothes were allegedly soaked in blood.
The couple's 4-year-old daughter was in the apartment at the time of the murder, but was not harmed. She's now in state custody.
HLN affiliate WCVB reports that Remy has a long and violent criminal history that includes 15 charges since 1998. Several of those charges are for assault, including four against women. According to the Boston Globe, Remy admitted to beating a former girlfriend in 2005 and to using steroids in the past. He worked on the Red Sox security staff, but was fired during a 2008 steroid investigation.
His father, Jerry Remy, released a statement through his Twitter account:
The following link presents a statement of my wife's and my feelings after this week's tragedy-Jerry pic.twitter.com/uoKVGgPBAJ
— Jerry Remy (RemDawg) (@Jerry_Remy) August 17, 2013