Jared Remy, of Boston Massachusetts pleaded guilty on Tuesday, May 27th 2014 for the murder of fiancée, Jennifer Martel. Remy, was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole for stabbing his fiancée to death in August 2013, two days after he was arrested for assaulting her. According to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, Jared was on the brink of losing Jennifer and that is why he lashed out on her in rage. Jared Remy is the son of former hall of fame Boston Red Sox broadcaster, Jerry Remy.
Remy plead guilty, holding him accountable for his actions and solidifying his fate, life in prison. The assault took place just two days before the murder. Remy had been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, he grabbed Martel by the neck and head and slammed her into a bathroom mirror. Martel had quickly taken their daughter and scurried to a nearby neighbour’s house and phoned 911. On the phone with the police, Martel stated that Remy is a violent person that is on a lot of medication and who might need serious help.
The Middlesex district attorney’s office performed an internal review following the death of Jennifer Martel, which then ensued some countrywide procedural changes on how domestic abuse cases are treated. It should be noted that Massachusetts had struck down the death penalty in the early 1980s for being unconstitutional and that is why Remy will be spending the rest of his life in prison.