Jared Remy, the troubled son of famed Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy, has been arrested and charged with murdering his girlfriend, prosecutors said today.
Remy, 34, showed no emotion or remorse when he was arraigned today 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.
Remy pleaded not guilty, but was ordered held without bail.
"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."
In court, authorities said that a neighbor tried to pull Remy off of Martel, but could not budge the heavily muscled suspect. Prosecutors said Remy swung the knife at the neighbor, but missed. Remy is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon for those actions.
Remy was covered in blood and there was evidence of a struggle throughout the apartment, officials said.
Martel, who was approaching her 28th birthday, had a 4-year-old daughter who was home at the time of the struggle. The child was unharmed and is now with a state child welfare agency.
Remy's argument with Martel began Tuesday and escalated into Remy pushing her into a bathroom mirror, authorities said.
He was arrested on a charge of assaulting Martel, but pleaded not guilty and was released. The judge issued a restraining order that required Remy to stay away from Martel. The order, however, was lifted the same day at Martel's request, according to court documents.
Ryan said the bail recommendation that Remy be released on his personal recognizance 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.
The Red Sox's TV network NESN issued a statement saying, "This morning, we learned of a terrible tragedy. All of us at NESN and the Red Sox, along with Jerry Remy, are filled with grief for everyone involved, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Jennifer Martel. "
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.