Famed Baseball Announcer's Son Charged with Murder
(BOSTON) -- Jared Remy, the troubled son of famed Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy, has been arrested and charged with murdering his girlfriend, prosecutors said Friday. Remy was to be arraigned in Waltham District Court on charges of murder and assault in connection with the death of Jennifer Martel, whose bloodied body was found Thursday night on a patio outside the apartment where she lived with her young daughter.
“Ms. Martel had sustained multiple stab wounds,” said Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan. “Police received 911 calls, arrived and discovered there appeared to have been a struggle inside and outside.”
Martel, who was approaching her 28th birthday, had a daughter who was home at the time of that struggle. The child was unharmed and is now with a state child welfare agency.
Remy had been arrested earlier this week for assaulting Martel and was released on personal recognizance. Ryan said the bail recommendation was “based on information known to us at the time."
“On Wednesday a request was made based on the information we had on Wednesday,” Ryan said. “Obviously and tragically there is different information today.”
Remy has a troubled past. He admitted to beating up a former girlfriend in 2005. In 2009 he was fired from his security job at Fenway Park in a steroids scandal.
He is the son of Jerry Remy, who played second base for the Red Sox from 1978-1984 and who has been a fan favorite as a broadcaster for the team since 1988.
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