Boston Red Sox announcer and former player Jerry Remy spoke out Saturday about his son Jared Remy being charged with the first-degree murder of Jennifer Martel in Waltham, Mass., Thursday. Jerry Remy issued a statement via his official Twitter account saying, "Words cannot describe my wife’s and my grief. Son or not, I am at a loss for words articulating my disgust and remorse over this senseless and tragic act. We are heartbroken", Remy wrote, according to the Boston Herald on Sunday, Aug. 18. Meanwhile, a Mass. state representative is blasting the D.A. in the case for allowing the younger Remy out of jail on his own recognizance the day before the murder.
Jared Remy, 34, is accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death Thursday night at their shared suburban Boston townhouse, just one day after being released on charges he assaulted 27-year-old Martel.
Jared Remy allegedly stabbed Martel multiple times in what's being described as, "a long, protracted struggle", that started in the kitchen, continued to the living room and eventually ended outside on the back patio.
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Mass. State Rep. Jim Lyons urged Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan to step down, for allowing Jared Remy to be released from custody on Wednesday, one day after he allegedly slammed Martel's head into a bathroom mirror.
"The facts speak volumes - that this man has a violent history", Lyons said, pointing out that Remy has been arrested 15 times since 1998. Four of those arrests were for the violent crimes of assault and battery.
Neighbors tried in vain to come to Martel's aid, but were unable to budge the hulking blood-drenched Remy, who also slashed at them with a knife.
Lyons added that it's a simple fact that, "The man should have been held for a dangerousness hearing", according to ABC News.