December 18, 2013

Review shows deficiencies in case involving Red Sox broadcaster’s son

Jared Remy is charged with stabbing his girlfriend to death the day after he allegedly pushed her into a mirror.

The Associated Press

BOSTON – Prosecutors poorly handled assault allegations against Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy’s son just before he allegedly killed his girlfriend, according to an independent review released Wednesday.

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Jared Remy, son of Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy, stands during arraignment in October at Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn, Mass., on murder and assault charges in the death of Jennifer Martel.

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Jared Remy was arrested Aug. 13 after he allegedly pushed Jennifer Martell into a mirror.

He was released on his own recognizance Aug. 14 and allegedly stabbed Martel to death at their apartment the next day. He has pleaded not guilty.

The review found that Middlesex County prosecutors did not adequately consider Remy’s history of domestic violence and the details of the alleged Aug. 13 assault.

It says they placed too much weight on Martel’s decision not to seek an extension of a restraining order against him.

The couple had a daughter, then 4 years old.

“We believe this deficiency contributed to the decision on August 14, 2013 to request that Remy be released with only bail warning and a no abuse order,” an executive summary of the report said.

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