Jared Remy Neighbor: 'We Tried to Stop It'

Son of Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy is accused of killing his girlfriend as neighbors watched.
2:16 | 08/19/13

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Now we turn to the beloved red sox announcer lashing out at his son this morning, jerry remy speaking out about accusations his son murdered his girlfriend with the couple's young daughter right there in the apartment. Abc's gio benitez has the story. Reporter: Longtime boston red sox announcer jerry remy rarely at a loss for words is now taking a leave of absence from the broadcast booth as his son stands accused of murder. 34-year-old jared remy is accused of attacking jennifer martel, his girlfriend of seven years and the mother of his young daughter as neighbors watched helplessly. Neighbors tried to help or tried to stop it. We couldn't. Reporter: His own father, the famed announcer and former red sox star not holding back his anger and grief writing on twitter "son or not, I am at a loss for words articulating my disgust and remorse over this senseless and tragic act. We are heartbroken." Police say when they arrived at the couple's apartment thursday martel was already dead. Neighbors describing a brutal struggle. Remy's clothes were allegedly covered in her blood. Their child found inside the apartment safe. Remy was arrested and has pleaded not guilty. This morning new questions about why remy was even there. Just two nights earlier police had arrested him after martel accused him of grabbing her by the neck and slamm her head into a bathroom mirror. They were saying that he's very mean to her, he hits her and I said, you know, this looks like a classic case where she's going to end up dead. Reporter: Martel did not show up for court the next day and reportedly told prosecutors she was not coming to seek a restraining order. Remy was released without bail though some are now asking why. Pointing to allegations of a violent past. When someone has been arrested 15 times since 1998 with four assault and batteries it's a simple answer. The man should have been held. Reporter: This morning the district attorney says all appropriate facts were considered in the interest of public safety and the safety of individuals. And right now jerry remy's granddaughter, that little 4-year-old girl in the house during the murder is in state custody and, lara, george, so many questions about why remy was even on the streets at all. Thank you, gio. The weather from sam. We'll start with a picture

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