The son of renowned Boston Red Sox player and broadcaster Jerry Remy has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend.
Jared Remy, 34, was arrested Thursday when police in Waltham, Mass., near Boston, responded to a report that a person had been stabbed, CBS Boston reports. When authorities arrived on the scene, they discovered Jennifer Martel, 27, bleeding from several stab wounds. She later died.
Martel’s body was removed from the Waltham apartment that she shared with Remy and the couple’s young daughter around 3 a.m. Friday, the Boston Globe reports. Remy was arrested at the scene and charged with Martel’s murder. The daughter was allegedly home at the time, but was not harmed.
Remy will be arraigned Friday afternoon on charges of murder and domestic assault and battery, the Globe reports. The charges will be levied just days after Remy’s Wednesday appearance in a Waltham courtroom concerning an earlier domestic incident with Martel.
Remy was released from police custody on Wednesday on his own recognizance, the Globe reports. Middlesex County District Attorney Marian T. Ryan said Friday that the decision to let Remy post bail “was based on a totality of circumstances.”
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Neighbors confirmed on Friday that the Waltham apartment where Martel was found bleeding to death was indeed occupied by a couple with a young daughter. “It’s creepy, it’s a couple hundred yards from my window,” one neighbor told the Boston Globe. “The little girl was literally selling lemonade the other day.” The neighbor added that Remy seemed to be a “very nice guy.”
A former security staffer for the Red Sox, Jared Remy was fired in 2009 after being accused of steroid use, prompting an investigation into whether the team itself was using performance-enhancing drugs, the Globe reports. At the time, Remy acknowledged that he was a steroid user, and admitted to beating up a girlfriend in 2005.