Jared Remy, the 34-year-old son of Red Sox broadcasting legend and former Sox player Jerry Remy, has plead guilty after being charged with the murder of girlfriend Jennifer Martel. According to Martel’s uncle, the two were together for about five or six years and had a four-year-old daughter together.
Here’s what you should know about this story.
1. Martel’s Daughter Was Home When Her Mother Died
Remy allegedly stabbed Martel to death on Aug. 15, 2013 in their Waltham, Massachusetts, apartment while their daughter was home. In March, the Remy and Martel families reached a custody agreement which allows the Remy family to visit their granddaughter, who will live in the care of the Martel family, according to The Boston Globe.
Police say there was evidence of a struggle between the two all over the couple’s Waltham townhouse. The altercation allegedly came to an end on the patio where an eye witness says Remy stabbed Martel repeatedly with a knife.
The prosecutor told CBS that Remy was covered in blood when the police arrived.
This morning, inside the patio at the unit at 1203 Stearns Hill Road, was a large bloodstain lying next to a small pink plastic tricycle. Ryan said Martel was found lying in the patio.
2. He Was Arrested 2 Days Prior to the Killing for Beating Martel
Remy was arrested on Aug. 13, 2013 and released on Aug. 14, 2013 on a charge of assaulting Martel. According to CBS, police say Remy pushed Martel into a mirror in their home.
3. He Had a History of Steroid Use
The Globe reported that in 2009, while working for the Red Sox security, he was targeted in a steroid probe and fired.
The investigation uncovered no evidence that the security guards had sold any performance enhancing drugs to players, however, Remy was found to have sold drugs to the other fired security guard, Nicholas Alex Cyr.
However, Remy did tell the Boston Globe that he had discussed his steroid use with an aid of David Ortiz, who was found guilty of steroid use later that year. Ortiz’s aid later denied that the conversation took place.
4. He Had a Previous Arrest Involving Another Girlfriend
The Herald News reports that three restraining orders have been taken out for the name Jared Remy since 2005.
5. Jerry Remy’s Other Son Has Had Similar Issues
Jared’s older brother, Jordan Remy, was arrested in 2010 for “grabbing a woman’s crotch” outside a sports bar.
After a brief conversation with the woman inside a south Boston sports bar, Jordan Remy followed her outside and groped her. The then 29-year-old Remy was charged with indecent assault and battery.
Police at the scene said that he appeared intoxicated and agitated. He was held on a $2,500 bail.