By Benjamin Mueller
6:28 PM EDT, August 17, 2013
Famed Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy broke his silence Saturday regarding his son’s arrest for killing his girlfriend, expressing anger, confusion and grief over her brutal death.
His son, Jared Remy, is charged with stabbing to death Jennifer Martel, his longtime girlfriend and the mother of his 4-year-old daughter.
“My thoughts and prayers go out to Jenn Martel and her family. Words cannot describe my wife’s and my grief,” Jerry Remy said in the statement, released via his Twitter account Saturday. “Son or not, I am at a loss for words articulating my disgust and remorse over this senseless and tragic act. We are heartbroken.”
Jared Remy allegedly stabbed Martel on the patio of their home a day after he was released from custody in a separate assault case against her. Martel told police after that incident that Remy had slammed her face into a bathroom mirror during an argument.
The younger Remy was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, but was released Wednesday morning after Martel chose not to extend a restraining order against him.
The Boston Globe has reported that Martel’s decision not to pursue the restraining order came under pressure from members of Remy’s family. Martel’s mother told the Globe that Jennifer was asked by Remy’s mother not to file any kind of complaint because it would ruin Remy’s life.
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