WALTHAM, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – The son of Boston Red Sox broadcasting legend Jerry Remy has been charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of his longtime girlfriend.
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said police received multiple 911 calls from an apartment complex at 1203 Stearns Hill Road in Waltham at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
When officers arrived, they said they found 27-year-old Jennifer Martel on a patio area with stab wounds to her chest and neck and a blue cloth over her face. Officers said Martel was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers said they also found Martel's boyfriend, Jared Remy, covered in blood.
Witnesses told police that Remy stabbed Martel several times. He was charged with murder and assault and battery in Waltham District Court Friday and held without bail.
Remy and Martel's 4-year-old daughter was in the apartment during the incident and was unharmed. The girl is now in the custody of state child welfare officials. Officials said Martel and Remy had been dating for seven years.
Earlier this week Remy was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon after Martel reported he slammed her head into a bathroom mirror during an argument. He was released on personal recognizance Wednesday. A police report showed that Martel requested an emergency abuse order.
A Tweet was sent from Jerry Remy's Twitter account at about 11:30 a.m. Friday. It read: "It's difficult to comment after the news this AM. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Martel family."
NESN also released a statement: "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."
In 2005, Remy was charged with assault and battery in connection with another domestic violence incident. Remy was accused of punching his girlfriend in the face, throwing a cell phone at her and kicking her in the back, stomach and face.
FOX 25's Jarrod Holbrook reports that Remy had 15 other criminal complaints from 1998 to 2013.
He was fired from the Red Sox security staff in 2008 during a steroid investigation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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